Ray Alcantara – Cliffside Park, NJ

Reynaldo Alcantara

Born and raised on the Caribbean island of Dominican Republic in the city of Santo Domingo to parents who were native to the island, he considers the United States of America his second home since arriving at the tender age of 18 years old. Reynaldo Alcantara considers himself a great lover of all that is folkloric music from many countries but especially from the islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and his native home of Dominican Republic.

He studied folkloric music with Master Teachers Louis Bauzo and Alfredo Coyute. In addition, Reynaldo Alcantara has professionally played Salsa for over forty years and has had the privilege of playing and professionally recording music with various bands like El Conjunto Saoco, Yambu, Nino Segarra, Paquito Guzman, David Forestier, Loas Hermanos Colon, Cano Estremeda, Tricoche, Billy Carrion, Luisito Carrion to name just a few.



  • Bata
  • Bomba Drums
  • Bongo
  • Conga
  • Güira
  • Shekere
  • Small Percussion
  • Tambora
  • Timbales