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José "Chepito" Areas

tim, cng, *1946 NI, León, Nicaragua
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. José Areas Dávila

José Octavio "Chepito" Areas (born 25 July 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales in the Latin rock group Santana from 1969-1977 and 1987-1989. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Santana. In 1997, he performed on Abraxas Pool with other members of the early 1970s iteration of Santana, including Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello, and Michael Shrieve. Previously, he released an eponymous solo album on Columbia/CBS Records in 1974. La Gigantona, a 1976 collaboration with Nicaraguan singer-songwriter and childhood friend Alfonso Noel Lovo, was reissued by Numero Group in 2012.

        
Instruments
  • Timbales
  • Congas
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Drums
Genres
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • Pop

Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Guarafeo / Guaguancó En JapónJosé "Chepito" Areas1975Single
Jose "Chepito" AreasJosé "Chepito" Areas1974Album
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