Naser Musa

Naser Musa

Born in Havana Cuba, Melena is a multi-talented percussionist who plays Congas, Timbales, Bata Drums, and Shekere. Melena exemplifies the sound of legendary players from the past, to the modern sound of today. Luis Conte was instrumental in shaping her early development. Melena studied with the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, as well as with many percussionists on the island such as: Miguel “Anga” Diaz, Yaroldy Abreu, Jose Miguel Melendez and many more. Melena toured, performed, and recorded with legendary artists such as: Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Julio Iglesias, and Chayanne. She has also been headlining in both the East and West Coast at the Altadena Summer Festival, Manhattan Beach Summer Concert, Virginias’ Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival and more. She has packed the house at Steamers Jazz Club in Orange County for five consecutive months. She has recently played with Poncho Sanchez, Frank Cano, and Jose Rizo’s Mongorama Band.