Born & raised in L.A.’s diverse San Gabriel Valley, Daniel grew up with musical influences from around the world. His first gig in music came when he got caught playing a pair of unattended bongo drums at church at age 10. Daniel started in the youth group band & now he works as a musician & composer based in Los Angeles. Pre-covid, he toured the world 6 months a year with his band Las Cafeteras, gracing stages from WOMAD to Montreal Jazz, Bonnaroo to the Hollywood Bowl & beyond. Bridging purpose with party, Las Cafeteras’ music continues to reach ears worldwide. You can hear Daniel’s music featured in award-winning shows like Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America, Party of Five, telenovela Bajo El Mismo Cielo, & even Bernie Sanders rallies. You can follow him at @frenchismexican.