Percussionist – RHUMER MORA, Welcome to Local 65-699!!!

November 25th, 2014 by AFM Houston
Rhumer Mora

Rhumer Mora 2014

Rhumer Mora — born in Maracay (Aragua State, Venezuela).
Studied music at the Federico Villena Conservatory
He traveled to Spain where he studied at Arousa’s (Galicia) School of Music for nearly seven years.
While in Spain, He participated as head of the percussion section in Festival La Mar de Músicas.
Other bands he has played with are:
Big Band Vilagarcía,
Casa Blanca,
La Chattanooga Big Band,
Wilmer Lozano,
Calixto Oviedo,,
Chacón y su Son,
Bloque 53 y la SonoraExpress orchestra’s first album

This young percussionist has brought a variety of professional services to
Various media groups, recording studios, workshops, instructional clinics,
Meetings and exchanges of different genres (rock, pop, jazz, Latin, salsa, including Venezuelen folk).

He is the director of Tambores Cumaco — a group of unique Afro-Caribbean music of Venezuelan coast musical characteristics
Rhumar Mora currently resides in Houston, Texas with his family and is a current participant in the Salsa y Salud events throughout the city.

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October 14th, 2014 by AFM Houston

Houston Town Hall Meeting Poster - 2014

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National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15, 2014

September 24th, 2014 by AFM Houston

It’s Official!!!

After several interviews, tests and paper work, starting this fall 2014,  Luigi Lazareno has been appointed  as a new Faculty member of one of the most prestigious universities in Texas “SFASU” Stephen F. Austin State University in the Music Technology department.   What a real honor!!!!


Luigi Lazareno
Luigi Lazareno 2014

We Salute you Luigi!!!


If you haven’t already heard  – The City of Houston Mayor Annis D. Parker issued a Proclamation for JORGE ORTA DAY!!!

Here it is:

Jorge Orta Day Proclamation

New Album from Venezuela’s Legendary Percussionist Jorge “Cro Cro” Orta,

Tumbaka is the new multicultural Salsa band in Houston born with the idea of combining the music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s, bringing together the diverse element behind the music.


Jorge Orta album cover

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About Local 65-699

Local 65-699, American Federation of Musicians
Houston, TX
Chartered October 22, 1897

5771 Enid, Houston, Texas 77009
Office: (713) 236-8676
Toll Free: (800) 965-9465
Fax: (713) 236-8671

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-4:00PM