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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: February, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

Damon interviews Justin Thomas in Los Angeles and they talk about his upbringing in the Baltimore area, transition to Chicago before moving to L.A. There's also the conversation about breaking genre barriers and so much more. Damon and Marcos also talk about iconic recordings, an educational spotlight, gig alerts and music news.

Feb 21, 2018

Damon interviews Mona in Los Angeles and talks to her about playing with Raining Jane, as well as Jason Mraz. They talk about her new signature cajon with LP, the educational programs she leads as well as musical adventures in her upbringing and tutelage (as well as teamwork). Damon and Marcos also talk about upcoming festivals and educational programs, job openings, the Black Panther soundtrack, Fergie's version of the National Anthem, an iconic recording and music news. 

Feb 14, 2018

This episode features Leonard "Doc" Gibbs and talks about his upbringing in Philly, move to L.A., battle beating cancer, his healing foundation and many adventures through his long career. This episode also features an Africa recap with Weedie Braimah after returning from his retreat, music news, upcoming festivals, and some tips on taxes, musical insurance, a way to continue to help the island of Puerto Rico and more!

Feb 7, 2018

Damon interviews the marimba master (and living legend) Leigh Howard Stevens and talk not only about his upbringing and adventures in growing up, but also how he acquired the Malletech brand (Mallets, Marimbas, Vibraphones and more) which also encompasses resonator records, Studio 4 Music, Keyboard Percussion Publications and more. Damon and Marcos also have a special RIP tribute to Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, a Grammy and Superbowl (music) recap, Educational spotlight, gig shoutout, product review, and music news.

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