Mariel

September 22, 2010

Drummer who arrived in U.S. via Mariel boatlift gets national recognition

Ezequiel Torres has made a life celebrating his ancestors. And now the master Afro-Cuban drummer and artisan is one of nine artists to be celebrated across the United States, all recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship Award. It is the nation's highest honor for folk and traditional artists.

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