March, 2014, Ezequiel is bound for Boulder,CO where he will hold Afro-Cuban cultural workshops with Marisol Blanco. Classes will be for all ages and levels, integrating the students of dance, drum, and song into the same classroom with the end goal of immersing the students in the rich culture while having a great time.
Ezequiel visits Duke University for the "Lucumi Music:Singing, Dancing, and Drumming Black Divinity"
conference where he percussion and engaged in discussions regarding the historical and cultural aspects of the
sacred music of Lucumi.
January, 2012, Ezequiel is serving as South Florida Folklife Center's
University's Center for the Music of the Americas sponsored event.
Torres (m) receiving the Florida Folk Heritage Award,
flanked by Florida Governor Charlie Christ (r) and Secretary
of State Kurt Browning (l). (2008)
Torres (center) performs at an event in Miami, FL (part
of 2006 IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Festival)
For more than two decades Ezequiel has traveled nationally and internationally
to play in traditional ceremonies, educational and recreational performances and to teach all levels of
students about Afro-cuban music and culture.
In April 2008, Ezequiel received the prestigious
Florida Folk Heritage Award,
given annually by the Florida State Department . At the beginning of the year,
he performed in Madrid, Spain and as always has had a very busy schedule.
In 2007, for the first time, the festival
was held in Boulder, Colorado as well as Miami, FL. Ezequiel's
bata drumming workshops in Colorado were so popular that his
students regularly invite him back to teach workshops.
In 2006 and 2007, one of Ezequiel's beautifully
beaded bantés was on exhibit in Washington, DC at the
National Bead Museum, as an example of sacred beadwork from
around the world. Ezequiel was also the subject of a chapter
Above the Water: Florida Folk Art," by Kristin G.
Congdon and Tina Bucuvalas (published in 2006).