Control Room A
Studio A live room
Control Room B

El Clan Destino

El Clan Destino is a unique Afro-Cuban band from Madison, Wisconsin. Its members boast training and experience across a wide variety of musical genres, but their common bond is a love of contemporary Cuban popular, folkloric, and jazz music. Wisconsin would seem an unlikely place for this type of band to emerge, but the groundwork had already been laid by earlier very popular area latin jazz and salsa groups that enjoyed tremendous success in the latin music boom of the '90’s.

The ten piece salsa ensemble Madisalsa is where Vincent Fuh and Nickolas Moran honed their skills at tumbao, the characteristic patterns that all latin pianists and bassists need to know. Jamie Ryan, a master of Cuban hand percussion, had worked with Tony Casteneda’s Latin Jazz Sextet. Fuh, Moran, and Ryan are all top flight jazz artists as well, performing frequently in area jazz clubs and annual festivals. Francisco Martinez, the newest Madison resident, came from Tampa Bay, Florida, where he received accolades playing exceptionally dynamic drums in Gumbi Ortiz’s Latino Projeckt. Shortly after Martinez arrived in Madison, they knew they had potential to create something very special.

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