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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: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Damon and Marcos interview Colin McNutt and talk about his upbringing in Cape Cod, winning individuals with the Santa Clara Vanguard, & teaching Star of Indiana's 1993 winning drumline. They also talk about him currently writing and teaching the Boston Crusaders, Calgary Stampede and other percussion programs like Spirit of America, groups in Thailand and some other B.O.A. groups. There's some music news, an iconic recording and an educational spotlight. 

Nov 22, 2017

This episode Damon and Marcos interview Jhair and talk about his upbringing in Peru, his move to NYC and his friendship and musical camaraderie with Pedrito Martinez. He explains some of the folkloric rhythms from Peru, how he comes up with his sound and musical vocabulary from different genres and styles he has learned and so much more! There's a tribute to Ben Riley, a recap of the Latin Grammys and American Music Awards, as well as an educational spotlight, iconic recording and music news. 

Nov 15, 2017

Damon and Marcos talk about the PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Conference) in Indianapolis, IN. While out at PASIC, Damon interviews Weedie Braimah before his soundcheck. They talk about him growing up in a musical family, Miles Davis, the history of his education with the Djembe, where the future of Djembe playing is going, how to get educated in West African styles and more. There's new product reviews, upcoming musical festivals, & music news.

Nov 8, 2017

Damon and Marcos interview Jacquelene right after she returned from China. They talk about her Latin Grammy nomination with the all female mariachi band Flor De Toloache, the Manhattan Bridges band with her father, drummer/percussionist Memo Acevedo as well as her touring with trumpet player Jeremy Pelt. There are product reviews, upcoming festival announcements, music news and more! 

Nov 1, 2017

This episode Damon interviews Bob Weiner. Drummer and percussionist Bob Weiner has toured and performed with Harry
Belafonte, Itzhak Perlman, Betty Buckley, Jon Lucien, Dianne Reeves, Andy Statman, Rebecca Paris, Kenny Werner, Bob Moses and many others. He has taught at the Drummers Collective (New York, NY) , New England Conservatory (Boston, MA) and Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA). He currently plays at Earthdance for Contact
Improvisation Jams, and with many movement/dance formats.
Bob has co-authored two important percussion books, “Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset” with Frank Malabe and “Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset” with Duduka da Fonseca. There is also an iconic recording, music news, and educational spotlight and a tribute to Fats Domino. 

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