Paito is the last master of the Gaita Negra style, his legacy and memory are essential to understanding caribbean Colombian music and its contribution to global music. His explosive performance leads the public to states of euphoria. Paíto and his group have toured on France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Costa Rica, Perú, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.
SRBCC was awarded the 2016-17 Strengthening Artistic and Cultural Diversity Grant of the Chicago Community Trust for a music series titled “Las Caras Lindas”. Named in honor of Ismael Rivera’s 1978’s classic, the series explores traditional and progressive takes on Afro-Caribbean Music seen through performances of local and touring groups.