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Booking Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez

Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez



<>Vocals, bongos, congas, timbales, shekere, African Bata drums, as well as all associated minor percussion instruments. 


<>1995 - present<>: 

  • Lead Vocalist & Percussionist; Recorded "H2O"  with Franciso Aguabella
  • Percussion; Recording with Ricardo Lemvo y su Maquina Loca; (self titled CD)
  • Percussionist: with Johnny Polanco; Conjunto Amistad (1997)
  • Lead Vocals; Recorded "Rico Mosabique" with Ricardo Estrada
  • Percussionist; Recording with Greg Philingaines (Vibe);"Backwards In Time" 
  • Percussionist; Recording for Alfred Rubalcava & Leon Bisquerab, "Latin On The Flipside"
  • Featured percussionist in music video by Funk Doobiest for their hit song "Papi Chulo" 
  • Invited to sing with Jose Alberto "El Canario,"
  • Percussion; Opened up for  Tito Puente House of Blues, Los Angeles
  • Percussion; Invited to perform with Irakere, Cuba
  • Percussion; Invited to perform with Los Muñequitos de Matanzas
  • Percussion; Invited to perform with Los Van Van during their first LA appearance
  • Appeared in the Motion Picture Dance With Me starring Cheyanne & Vanessa Williams (to be released June 31, 1998)

1993 - 95: 

  • Percussionist; Live Performances & Television performance (BET Jazz) with Diane Reeves 
  • Percussionist with Charlie Sepulveda
  • Percussionist with Strunz and Farrah


  • Percussionist; Recorded in New York, latest CD for Ray Martinez (Talking Heads, Black Legacy)


  • Vocals and percussion with Bill Summers (Quincy Jones, "Roots") for Project Iroko, on tour and recording 
  • Percussionist; Recorded the Grammy Award winning Master Sessions Volume I and the Grammy Award nominated Master Sessions Volume II with Israel "Cachao" Lopez
  • Percussionist; Live Performances, Television appearance ("Tonight Show w/Jay Leno") with Israel "Cachao" Lopez


  • Percussionist; recording of Herbie Hancock's "The Drum"


  • Percussionist and vocalist for recording with Big Mountain (Motion Picture Soundtrack "Reality Bites")
  • Lead vocalist; Motion Picture Soundtrack for "Fires From Within" as well as a cameo performance in the film. (Celia Cruz, Justo Batancourt, & Johnny Pacheco)


  • Recorded and Toured three years world-wide with Mongo Santamaria as vocalist and percussionist
  • Percussionist; Recorded three albums with Fred Wesley (James Brown)


  • Percussionist for Los Angeles based band Versailles, Recorded self titled album "Versailles" 
  • Featured percussionist in the Motion Picture "Salsa"
  • Percussionist; Worked with LA's Salsa scene veteran, Johnny Martinez
  • Percussionist; Azuquita Melao
  • Lead vocalist; local Los Angeles sensation Salsa83


  • Vocalist for a Jazz recording with Alan Barnes (Blackbirds) & Rick Lawson (Micheal Jackson, Whitney Houston, & Phil Collins) 
  • Percussionist; Recording with Travis Biggs & worked with Racy Biggs (Was Not Was) 
  • Percussionist, Marcos Belgrave (Ray Charles) 
  • Percussionist; Brooks Jazz Ensemble & Ron English 
  • Featured percussionist in concert at Detroit's Orchestra Hall with the legendary Dizzy Gillespie 
  • Percussionist for Midnight Sky 
  • Percussionist; Toured with the Five Specials and opened up for such artists/groups as: 

  •  Heat Wave 
     Anita Bryant 
     McFadden & Whitehead 
     The Gap Band 
     The Jacksons  

Contacting Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez

Jessica Y. Hernandez
PO BOX 43066
Detroit, MI  48243


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