TIMBALONA is a percussion collective focusing on folklore and popular music from the Caribbean and Latin America. TIMBALONA was established in the year 2010 by professional percussionists from South America, Andrés Cisneros (Venezuela) and Christian Noguera (Argentina).
As a percussion duo, they have collaborated with artists throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. They have performed at venues such as the Philadelphia Clef Club, the Kimmel Center, the Painted Bride Art Center, and the San Carlos Institute in Key West, Florida.
Since the year 2010, Andrés and Christian have been working for AMLA (Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos) as freelance percussionists and teaching artists. Through AMLA, they currently work giving private classes, group classes, as well as individually working in several schools in the city of Philadelphia.
Through TIMBALONA’S investigative research travels across Latin America, they apply what they learn to their evolving percussion curriculum. As musicians and investigators of Caribbean and Latin music, TIMBALONA continues to spread their mission of unity, community building, and cultural exchanges through their music.