Pernell Saturnino is a percussionist from Curaçao. He is continuing a musical legacy established by his distinguished family on the island. His grandmother, granduncle and grandaunt, were among those who originated and developed the island's indigenous folkloric rhythm known as Tambú. Exposed to music while still a toddler, his uncle, who led a prominent musical group, took him to play with them when he was eight years old. He started playing guiro and within a month had learned to play most of the drum patterns from the group's percussionist. Later, he performed all over the world with Curacao’s best-known folkloric band Nos Antias, and also worked with legends such as Joe Zawinul, Hermeto Pascoal, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea and Dee Dee Bridgewater. At the festival, he will perform with a band including saxophonist Miguel Zenón.