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Up Close & Personal with Percussionist "Carmelo (Kar) Munet"

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Up Close and Personal

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Carmelo "Kar" Munet was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He began to take interest in percussion instruments during his early childhood years. His first instruments were an empty tin can, an old electric fan and two sticks made from a wooden hanger. By the age of 14, he was studying music and his instrument of choice was the drums. Later, he became an integral part of this first organized band in his hometown. By the age of 15, he was part of a rock band with the infamous DJ of "La Mega" Radio Station in New York City, together with Roberto Reveron.

During the past 20 years, he has shared numerous stages at various festivals and concerts with acclaimed musicians such as Jon Secada, Jorge Laboy, Humberto Ramirez, Jerry Gonzalez, Anthony Carillo, Lannie Battistini, Pedro Guzman, Paoli Mejias, Rie Akagi, Edwin Zayas, Luis Marin, Angel David Matos, Zeny & Zory, Millito Cruz and many others.

Karmunet continues his stage appearances and promotion of his CD, "Sopilongo," in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and abroa