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Milton Cardona (November 21, 1944 – September 19, 2014) was a percussionist, vocalist and conga player from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Milton Cardona made well over 1000 recordings, nine of which won Grammies. His career was highly influenced by Mongo Santamaria. He studied violin during his childhood in The Bronx, New York, and played bass guitar professionally in New York City as a youth before playing percussion. 

Master of Percussion

Milton Cardona, was a Puerto Rican who grew up in New York City, came into prominence in the 1970s with the historic recordings of Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe. 

He went on to play and record with many top artists, including Michael Brecker, Tito Puente, Willie Colon, David Byrne, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Rubén Blades, Kip Hanrahan, Spike Lee, Paul Simon, David Byrne, Cachao, Larry Harlow, Eddie Palmieri, Don Byron, Celia Cruz, Guaco, Hector Lavoe, Ned Rothenberg, Rabih Abou-Khalil and Jack Bruce from the rock band Cream.

Selected Discography

With Rabih Abou-Khalil

With Uri Caine


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