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Richard Bravo
Carlos Oliva / University of Miami - United States

Overview

No one embodies the true spirit of artistic passion the way Venezuelan-born Percussionist Richard Bravo does as evident from his ardent performances and numerous recordings.
Aware that education was the foundation for his future Richard upon graduating from high school enrolled at the distinguished FULL SAIL Academy in Orlando, Florida and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Engineering.

His impeccable and precise musicianship has awarded him a body of work that encompasses over 1000 recordings and 26 Grammy Award Achievement Certificates. From recording and appearing on International Superstar Ricky Martin’s MTV “Unplugged” release, to creating the incredible rhythms of the Multi-Platinum “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira, he also recorded the “Duets” C/D by Michael Bolton and Herbie Hancock’s critically and Grammy nominated “Duets”.

Richard was especially honored to appear and record the Barry Gibb/Barbara Streisand C/D release which reunited these two musical giants and continues to record and tour with Barry on his first ever “One Man Solo” tour which is entitled”MYTHOLOGY” that just completed an Australian and New Zealand run to stellar reviews and sellout crowds in all venues in which he appeared.

Richard has just returned to the road with International Superstar, Juanes, on his current tour, which is titled, Unplugged and Loud to fulfill additional dates which poured in after JUANES won an additional American Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album on his MTV “Unplugged” project.


Richard will be looking forward to ending the touring year back with Barry Gibb as the “Mythology: The Tour” concludes with a highly anticipated return to Barry’s beloved United Kingdom.

Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Purple Craze
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x11 tom
16x14 tom
14x5 snare drum
10x5 Firecracker snare
14x8 Vinnie Paul snare
14x3.5 steel Free Floating snare drum

Folkloric Series Percussion
Crimson Sunrise
11" Quinto
11 3/4" Segundo
12 1/2" Tumbador
7" & 8.5" bongos
14" & 15" Elite Timbale
Marc Quinones Sig. Timbales
Elite fiberglass 14" djembe
Elite Mahogany 11 3/4" conga
Elite Mahogany 7" & 9" bongos

MCX Masters Series
Chestnut Fade
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom

VLX Vision Series
Amber Fade
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
13x10 tom
16x16 floor tom

VSX Vision Series
Strata Blue
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
13x10 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom

Export Series
Red Wine w/ black hardware
22x18 bass drum
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
14x5.5 snare drum