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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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Jul 7, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Ryan about his adventures in NYC and L.A. as well as music business Pro-Tips, additional career options for drummers and percussionists (spoiler alert: tour managers), and more! There are other segments including music news, an iconic recording, educational spotlight and others. 

Jun 29, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Tim about marching in and teaching drum corps, his new WGI indoor HBCU drumline, and other percussion adventures he has had along the way. There's other segments like: Educational Spotlight, Iconic Recording, Product Review, Music News and others.

Jun 23, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Jordan about his travels and musical adventures, his role at SoundBetter, writing educational books, teaching lessons, Broadway type shows and more. There are other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, Social Soundbyte, music news and others.

Jun 15, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Magatte about touring with Angélique Kidjo, playing on the Black Panther soundtrack, Senegalese music and history, teaching and much more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others!

Jun 9, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Pablo about his studio, musical adventures, new endeavors and even some life challenges. There's also other segments like: music news, social soundbyte, gig alerts, and more!

Jun 2, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Akbar about some Iranian history, leaving Iran, building instruments, his company Sol Percussion, and so many other adventures along the way. There are other segments too, like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

May 26, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Carol about growing up in the Bay area, touring with Mongo Santamaria, living and studying in Cuba, her memoir and so much more. There are other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

May 19, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Eric about his new album, his many musical adventures, lefty drummers, drum corps and more. There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and others.

May 12, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Matthew about the grassroots organization called 'Be An Arts Hero', and their fight to push for a cabinet level position for the arts and culture. They talk about what that organization has done, is currently doing, how you can help, and what other organizations are out there (among other things). There are other segments like music news, iconic recording, educational spotlight and others.

May 5, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Ryan about his upbringing, adventures at Indiana University, studying with Kenny Aronoff, how he got the gig with Dweezil Zappa, teaching and more. There are other segments too, including, an educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and others.

Apr 28, 2021

Damon gets to interview Yoel and they talk about Cuba, Miami, teaching, touring, his musical family, and much more. There's also other segments like: product reviews, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and others.

Apr 21, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Eliel about Cuba, Denmark, The development of Songo, Abakuá and much more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, Gig Alerts, Educational Spotlights, Music News and others.

Apr 14, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Alex about his musical family, many gig adventures, playing on film soundtracks, the history of the cajon and much more. There's other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Apr 7, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Paul about Chicago, teaching for the future, some musical history, and other musical adventures. There's other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and more!

Mar 30, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Geneva about the Bay area, Miami, Bells Atlas, waffles, cycling, things they don't teach you in school and so much more! There's other segments like educational spotlights, an iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news among others. 

Mar 24, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Jake about his nickname, family band, musical theater, busking, touring through China, working with H.E.R. and so much more. There are some other segments like educational spotlights, music news and an iconic recording. 

Mar 16, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Will about recording, playing Broadway shows, sample packs and other adventures. Ryan Lacey of Gaelic Storm joins Damon in for the other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, a product review, music news and more!

Mar 10, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Monette about her school Mo' Rhythm, her app, her family and even some financial advice. There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Mar 3, 2021

Damon gets to talk to both Brevan and Iajhi about growing up in a musical family, church, living on different coasts, life adventures and more. There are other segments like: RIP, Happy Birthday, educational spotlights, music news and others.

Feb 24, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Nate about Virginia musicians, Drum Corps, being a sideman, beat placement, and lots of other adventures. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, taxes, music news and others.

Feb 17, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Tim about different times their paths crossed, education, other vibraphonists, making videos and more. There are other segments like: RIP, educational spotlights, music news and others.

Feb 10, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Joel and Troy about Yamaha. They talk about how a company that has so many facets can help each branch. They also geek out about some old and new products as well as endorsements, relationships, and more. There's also other segments including music news. 

Feb 3, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Rodney about Cuba and some of its challenges, his uncle Julio, Timba vs Mambo and Songo, Sports, injuries and much more. There are other segments like: happy birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, product review, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Jan 27, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Kassandra Kocoshis, Dani Markham, Mona Tavakoli, Jacquelene Acevedo, Lilliana De Los Reyes, & Nikki Campbell! They talk about being a woman percussionist, what they did during the lockdown, what is next, stress dreams and more! There are other segments including: happy birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, music news and more!

Jan 20, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Jay about his career path choices, his break beats, his band the Du-Rites and much more. They nerd out about the history of hip hop and breakbeats as well as other fun tidbits. There are also segments like: happy birthday, social soundbyte, gig alerts, educational spotlights, product review, an iconic recording and music news.

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