Manuel Rangel

OneBeat 2013 Fellow

Electronic Tapara Player, Guitarist

Caracas, Venezuela

Manuel Alejandro Rangel is an internationally acclaimed maracas player from Venezuela. As a soloist, he earned first place at the International Villavicencio Festival in Colombia and recently represented his home country in the Tatuí International Percussion Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He contributed to the Latin Grammy-winning album Tesoros de la Música Venezolana, and released his first solo album, Instinto, in 2008. Touring throughout South America and internationally, he has shared the stage with Celia Todd, Pablo Gil, Carlos “Nen” Quintero, and Gonzalo Teppa, among others.