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Discussions in Percussion

A podcast hosted by Damon Grant and Marcos Torres, two NYC based percussionists interviewing other musicians who have the view from behind. Guests will be mostly other percussion players and anyone else who hits, scratches, and shakes things for a living.
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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 29, 2017

Damon and Marcos interview Karl Perazzo and talk to him about his upbringing and introduction to music in the bay area all the way up through his current touring gig of Santana. He answers questions they received from the listeners, as well as his interactions with other great Santana members like the late great Raul Rekow, & Armando Perazza. He talks about being of Mexican decent and how he delt with that while navigating the music scene. There is some music news and a special guest appearance by Marcos Lopez as well.  

Aug 23, 2017

Damon and Marcos interview Daniel and talk about his upbringing in the South Bronx, how Frankie Malabe helped him develop his independence, how his versatility keeps him working and playing across several genres and more! There's also some music news, an educational spotlight and information on a drum-off competition!

Aug 16, 2017

Damon and Marcos sit down with marimba virtuoso and educator Robert Van Sice to talk about his passion for art, architecture and education. His upbringing in the San Antonio area, going to school in Ohio at Oberlin & Cleveland institute to study with Cloyd Duff. Then traveling to Japan to study with Keiko Abe and then traveling through Europe for a decade and premiering the first solo marimba concert in Amsterdam. They also talk about how he got the job at three prestigious music schools among other great insights. There is also a bunch of music news as well as a product review and an educational spotlight.  

Aug 9, 2017

Damon and Marcos sit down with "Dandy" in El Barrio, Spanish Harlem and talk about his endeavors and adventures being right in the middle of all the top mambo and Salsa groups. A living legend, he has played with and/or recorded with the who's who of Latin music. There is also some music news, but mostly "Dandy"

Aug 2, 2017

Damon and Marcos interview Victor Pablo while he's on the road in Australia with Nestor Torres. They focus on his versatility moving between Latin based groups, Broadway shows, classical and contemporary groups and more. There's also a tribute to famed cowbell maker Cali Rivera of JCR bells in the Bronx, music news, an iconic recording and more!

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