Poncho Sanchez


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Percussionist

Poncho Sanchez has the heart and soul of his Latin music roots and the love and feel for funk. The result of these passions is the unique style that has helped establish him as a talented and innovative conga player and songwriter. During the interview he recalled how his love of music developed and the pride he has towards bringing his music to audiences all over the world. Poncho also spoke eloquently of his musical influences including his personal hero Mongo Santamaria, who became one of Poncho’s closest friends.