Drummer and composer Diego Pinera is among the five finalists for the Latin UK Awards 2018. He has been nominated for his ACT debut "Despertando" on which he fuses traditional music from different parts of Latin America, mainly his come country of Uruguay with odd meter grooves and modern jazz.
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DW Deutsche Welle television introducing Uruguay-born, Berlin-based drummer Diego Pinera and his ACT debut album "Despertando". "Music that makes you want to dance, but also has great subtlety. "
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