Rhum Room Artist of the Month: Cesar Bacaro

Lafayette’s newest bar and event venue has created a unique space for many local musicians to showcase their talents. During the month of January, Rhum Room will feature César Bacaró as its Artist of the Month. César will perform every Wednesday this month from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free for the concert series.

Rhum Room is the anchor of Warehouse 535 and is Freetown’s newest neighborhood bar. Its friendly atmosphere gives people a place to relax and enjoy a coffee, a cocktail, or a local seasonal beer on tap. Pepin’s famous Cuban sandwiches are available Tuesday through Saturday. Operational hours are Tuesday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more information, visit www.rhumroom.com or check out Rhum Room on Facebook.


César Bacaró is a Cuban born latin percussionist hailing from the city of Santa Clara. At a youthful age, César began to feel a draw towards the music and culture he inherited from past generations. When he was 7 years old, César enrolled in The Vocational School of Art (EVA) Olga Alonso, in Santa Clara. The rest tells a story of César’s passion and dedication to music that will be sure to last a lifetime.

After studying music in primary school, César was accepted into the Professional School of the Arts “Samuel Feijo”, where he began an extensive study in music and art. At 18 years old, he moved to Havana, Cuba to begin playing professionally with many credible musicians such as Yulien Oviedo, Leoni Torres, and Trio Trovarroco. His credibility as a musician offered him the opportunity to move to Italy in 2008, where he lived for 7 years doing professional collaborations and performing with several groups throughout Europe.

In 2013, César’s musical senses drew him to yet another city that has become his newest expedition. He wanted to join his relocated family in Lafayette, LA, a city that thrives tremendously on culture and music. Being close to family was important, which has opened many new doors for César. Today, César Bacaró performs in TONOMONO, Rio Luminoso, Cafe’ con Lucha, and Michel Joseph and is one of the top recording percussionist in the region. César is grateful for his new home – a place he plans to create opportunity that will prosper his true passions, family and music.

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