yohan ramon - percussion

About me

I was born in 1983 in a small village called Media Luna in the southeastern region of Cuba. It was in an environment full of rhythms, drums, and traditions -waking in me a deep affinity for music since my early years.


In 2007 I decided to pursue new paths and explore new frontiers, so I moved to Denmark to start a new phase of my artistic career as a musician.

Since then, I’ve participated in various musical projects covering a diverse gamma of musical genres, collaborating with artists and bands of different cultures and backgrounds, such as:

Snarky Puppy (USA) – Calixto Oviedo (CUB) – Cano Estremera (POR) –  Mayito Rivera (CUB) – Bilal Irshed (PALES) – Makadem  (KEN) – Gianni Bardaro/Pierluigi Villani (ITA) – Adam Rapa (USA) – Eliel Lazo (CUB) – John Sund (DK) – Isam B (Dk) – Folkeklubben (DK) – Phlake (DK) – Jørgen Klubien DANSEORKESTRET (DK) – Maria Montell (DK) – Black Voices – A Tribute formed by Caroline Henderson- Karen Mukupa – Iris Gold- Nahiba- Barbara Moleko (DK) – Odense Brass Band (Dk) – Adam Rapa (USA) – Randers Kammerorkester (DK) – Dresden Philharmonic (Ger) – Ungdomssymfoniorkester (Dk) – Mathias Heise & Quadrillion (DK)

I am currently working on completing my first record production with my Latin Jazz septet Social Mambo which will be released in the summer of 2023 and has the participation of excellent musicians and super-stellar special guests.

My passion for music has led me to a constant search, and with this determination to express the unlimited universe of percussion, we created the Solmar-Beats percussion trio with the percussionist Simona Abdallah and Thomas Holmen on drums.

My career as a percussionist extends to the stage or recording studios and as a teacher and educator in music schools, cultural centers, and anyone interested in knowing a little more about this musical universe – working as a percussion teacher at the Danish Music Academy, Goldschmidt. I am also doing workshops and percussion clinics in Denmark and abroad.

Music as a cultural manifestation is a social phenomenon that mirrors a cultural heritage, which must be passed to new generations just as it has been transferred to us by our predecessors. I believe that, in essence, music contains values and principles that define our humanity and that are indispensable to our existence – a beauty we all deserve to keep alive for future generations. 


During my career as a percussionist, I have had the pleasure of playing on stages at prestigious pop, jazz, folk, or world music festivals in and outside of Denmark, thus allowing me the privilege of living unforgettable experiences. One of the most memorable was at the Festival ‘Grøn Koncert 2022‘- A festival consisting of 8 concerts in the largest cities of Denmark where I performed for around 35,000 people each show -an average of 250,000 people. The Festivals where I’ve been performing are:
  • TinderBox
  • CulturBox
  • Smuk Fest
  • Grøn Koncert
  • NorthSide festival
  • Bari Jazz festival Italia
  • Sawa Sawa Music Festival ( Nairobi )
  • Baul Fakir Folk Music Festival West Bengal ( Khuna )
Other great festivals I have performed on several occasions are Tinderbox, Culturbox (FR), and Smukfest -where names such as Herbie Hancock and Justin Beber are on the bill and with an audience of around 50,000.


Collaborations & Record Labels