José Areas

José Areas
José Areas  Nicaraguan Musician

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José Areas is a 74 year old Nicaraguan Musician born on 25th July, 1946 in León, Nicaragua. Their zodiac sign is Leo

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First Name José
Last Name Areas
Alternative Name Chepito, Chepito Areas
Birthday 25th July, 1946
Birthplace León, Nicaragua
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Nicaraguan
Occupation Text Musician
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Latin Rock, funk rock, jazz fusion
Year(s) Active 1969-present
Instrument (text) Timbales, Percussion, Conga, Trumpet, congas
Record Label Columbia
Associated Acts Santana

José Octavio "Chepito" Areas Dávila (born 25 July 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales in the Latin rock group Santana in 1969–1977 and 1987–1989. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Santana. In 1997, he performed on Abraxas Pool with other members of the early 1970s iteration of Santana, including Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve. Previously, he released an eponymous solo album on Columbia/CBS Records in 1974. La Gigantona, a 1976 collaboration with Nicaraguan singer-songwriter and childhood friend Alfonso Noel Lovo, was reissued by Numero Group in 2012. He was featured along with Richard Bean in 2003 CD The Sounds of Santana by Mike Roman & The Tellstars, and he played alongside Michael Shrieve in the 2007 CD Cha Cha Time! by Mike Roman & The Tellstars.

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