Richie Bastar was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Comes from a family of musicians among which are highlighted: his grandmother Eugenia Ramos as a dancer and percussionist. His father Francisco "Kako" Bastar , known percussionist, composer, dancer and musical director. It was he who inspired him to play percussion at an early ageRichie grew up in a home where music Cortijo, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chappotin, Tito Rodriguez, Tito Puente and the Alegre All-Stars, among others listened. While his brothers listened Cisco Elizabeth and The Jackson Five, The Beatles, The Temptations and other Motown Record groups. Richie Bastar began performing professionally with the orchestra of his father at age 9. From 15 years he began working professionally with renowned orchestras such as: Fascination Group (which he founded) Pete Conde Rodriguez, Hector Casanova, Conjunto Clasico, Tito Nieves, Perfect Combination, Tony Vega. I am part of the musical "The Capeman" presented on Broadway. Along with Martin Arroyo he produced "The Soneros del Barrio" . Richie Bastar is a talented studio musician who has recorded "jingles", music for film and television. He has recorded in the production of top-selling this time with renowned artists and producers in music, such as; Tony Vega, Gilberto Santarosa, Tito Nieves, Cheo Feliciano, Isaac Delgado, Conjunto Clasico, Group Fascination, Paul Simon, Lucecita Benitez, Chayanne. Now part of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico with whom he traveled to Switzerland, France, Spain, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Zurich. The three recordings he has done with the Gran Combo have been nominated for the Latin Grammy. "El Gran Combo 40th Anniversary Live" won Best Tropical Album 2002. June 21, 1936 - July 29, 1994. Musician with talent, passion for his art, leadership, vision and a huge facet joint are just some of the adjectives that define Ramos Francisco Angel Bastar, percussionist cataloged by many experts in the field as one of the best in its genre , throughout the entire history of Latin music.