It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Tito Cepeda, gifted bombero, rumbero and overall drummer! Tito was born and bred in East Harlem, better known as “El Barrio.” He was a founding member of the “Pleneros de la 21” and played with the cream of the crop, everyone from Afro Cuba de Matanzas to Puente.
From all of us here at the Raíces Cultural Center, our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Tito’s family and friends. He will truly be missed and remembered as he enters the realm of Ara Orun. May the aché of Olofín’s cosmic nature surround you always Tito, as you begin your new ride through eternity!