Originally from Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Frailan Moran Mendive is a professional percussionist based in Dublin since 2005. He has performed in bands such as Havana Son, the most authentic Son band in Ireland. Frailan also had the pleasure of playing with guitarist Niwel Tsumbu all around the country.

In this past year he has collaborated with The Republic of Loose, Lunfardia and The Pale, amongst others. Currently Frailan is playing Congas with the Greg Lloyd Group.