1988 Luis Conte – La Cocina Caliente

La Cocina Caliente is Luis Conte’s first solo album.

Luis Conte (born 16 November 1954) is a Cuban percussionist.

As a child in Cuba, Luis Conte began his musical odyssey playing the guitar. However, he soon switched to percussion, and that has remained his mode since.

He was sent to Los Angeles by his parents in 1967, in order to prevent him from being forced to serve in the Cuban military. This was a turning point in Conte’s life, as the musical community in Los Angeles during this period was vibrant. It was during this time that he studied at Los Angeles City College.