José "Chepito" Areas (b. 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist, best known for his work with Santana.
Areas was born on the 25th July 1946 in León, Nicaragua. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as percussionist for the Latin rock group, Santana, from 1969 to 1980. In 1997, he performed on the album Abraxas Pool with other former members of Santana.
In addition to his work with Santana, he has released solo work including his 1974 self-titled Latin rock and…
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