Years of training in the Dance/Theatre company Vancouver Moving Theatre as performer and composer, gave Pepe a strong foundation for understanding and mastering the art of performing.
A lot of musicians lack the knowledge and awareness that the art of playing music and that of performing it are two separate fields of mastery. Pepe is not only a masterful musician but also an incredibly engaging and exciting performer. He puts a lot of emphasis on the cultural and educational aspects too, having taught and performed for many years in the school system in Canada and USA. His performances encompass the musical, entertainment, cultural, and spiritual aspects of the art, and are based on a solid knowledge of the various traditions he has studied, from his Afro-Latin roots, to African drumming, Japanese Zen Flute (Shakuhachi) and Taiko, Indian Sitar and Bansuri, and a vast array of instruments from around the world. His education includes close to twelve years of traveling around the globe, studying with master musicians, gathering instruments, and performing with a variety of ensembles.