New York based Peruvian musician/researcher, specialized in the combination of new technologies and Latin American genres. Efraín holds a PHD in Composition and Ethnomusicology from NYU, where he also worked as a teacher. His work has been featured in CNN, the BBC, The Washington Post, The Daily News and NPR Soundcheck, and presented at the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Lincoln Center and at Central Park Summerstage Fania Records 50th Anniversary in New York where he played with his experimental salsa band La Mecánica Popular.

In 2007 he published the book “Fusión: a Soundtrack for Peru”, and released several records internationally via Names You Can Trust, The Ethnomusicology Institute of Peru and the Embassy of Spain.