Segunda Quimbamba

Carlos Cartagena

He was born in New York City, raised in the Bronx, and has been residing in Jersey City for 20 years. He’s a devoted father to a 16-year-old and loving husband to his wife of 20 years. He’s a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist and has been part of the New York music scene for over 30 years. He has been an active member of Segunda Quimbamba since being introduced to Juan Cartagena in 2003. Music has been a major foundation in his life, experimenting in many drama genres with multiple bands that has allowed him to travel the world.  Carlos has found his experience with Segunda Quimbamba to be an incredible inspiration of growth, both personally and professionally and looks forward to continuing the journey with them.