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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: January, 2018
Jan 31, 2018

Damon sits down with both Tony Miceli and David Friedman and talks about both of their upbringings, their careers, as well as how to get started improvising (or even creative ways to further your skills). There's a NAMM recap, some product reviews, a bit of a Grammy recap and music news along with an educational spotlight. 

Jan 24, 2018

Damon sits down with Roland and they talk about his upbringing, his approach to timpani playing and some of the gear he uses. He talks about his teachers, some of the tricks he uses in playing the music even some of the ways the orchestra keeps their repertoire interesting for the audience. There is a recap of Marcos' trip to Cuba, a teaser about Damon's trip to L.A., a Grammy teaser, and educational spotlight, two iconic recordings, a tribute to Hugh Masekela and music news.

Jan 17, 2018

Damon and Marcos interview Panamanian percussionist Renato Thoms. They talk about his upbringing in Panama and Costa Rica before his move to Boston, then NYC. They talk about the various tours and the artists he's worked with and so much more. There's also an iconic recording, an educational spotlight and music news. 

Jan 10, 2018

This week Kristen Gleeson-Prata is interviewed by Damon and Marcos. They talk about the new album and upcoming tour with Børns, her hybrid acoustic/electric kit, her upbringing through music and so much more. There's also an iconic recording, some upcoming festival shoutouts and music news!

Jan 3, 2018

Damon and Marcos talk to each other about upcoming festivals, read some listener letters, and get you set up for the New Year of 2018. There are some music business hints and tips and couple highlights of 2017 that can directly be applied to the start of this year. There is music news and a Grammy nomination review among other tidbits.

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