Ezequiel Torres Ezequiel Torres with his bata drum

Cuban-born Ezequiel Torres is a highly acclaimed batá drummer based in Miami, Florida. In 2008, he was awarded the Florida Folk Heritage Award by the Florida State Department.

He is considered by many to be the most outstanding craftsman of batá drums in the United States, also making congas, shekerés, cajones and the beautiful beaded tapestries that "dress" the batá. Ezequiel will ship his drums anywhere in the world.

Ezequiel performs at religious and traditional celebrations, festivals and events throughout the world, playing batá, agbé (guiro), cajón and Yesá.

He offers batá lessons to select students and also offers workshops at special events.