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© Charlie patierno

 Christian Noguera is a percussionist and educator focused on folklore and popular music from Latin America and the Caribbean. He also founded the newly created Acheré Percussion. Acheré Percussion is a small artisan handmade drum and repair shop based in Philadelphia, led by Latino drummers.

He was born in Misiones, Argentina. At the age of 13, he started playing percussion in Posadas, a city heavily influenced by music from the tri-border region of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. In 2003, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied at the Music School of Buenos Aires (EMBA). After receiving his degree from EMBA, Christian moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Christian is currently an independent artist. He is the recipient of the Philadelphia Assembly nominated grant, Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance), and Illuminate the Arts grant.

From 2010 to 2021, he was a Teaching Artist with programs including Taller Puertorriqueño, AMLA (Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos), Settlement Music School, and University of Pennsylvania's African Rhythms program. In 2010, Christian co-founded TIMBALONA, a percussion collective whose mission is to spread the message of unity through the drums. Christian performs throughout the city and the surrounding area presenting work at venues such as the Kimmel Center, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, the Painted Bride Art Center, the Temple Performing Arts Center, Longwood Gardens, and more.

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