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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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Oct 5, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Pete about growing up in a small town, moving to NYC, studying jazz, owning a record label, other professions and more adventures. There's also happy birthday shout-outs, gig alerts, a social soundbyte, an educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Sep 29, 2021

Damon and Marcos get to talk to José in his home. They talk about the history, his family, musical adventures, what's next and much more. There's also R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, a social soundbyte, an educational spotlight, an iconic recording and music news.

Sep 22, 2021

Damon and Stephen talk about West Virginia, writing articles, multiple college ensembles and degrees, touring with a grammy nominated band and more. There's other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, iconic recording, music news and others.

Sep 15, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Joel about his musical adventures, being roommates with Dave Weckl, helicopter rides, subbing as a sideman, open drum solos and more. There's other segments like: gig alerts, Happy Birthday, an iconic recording, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Sep 8, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Mike about his new album, performing live again, his new job in Arizona, his duo and much more. There's other segments too, including: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, educational spotlight, music news and more.

Sep 1, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Sikiru about growing up in a family of talking drum players, other Yoruban drums, other jobs he's had, getting stranded in America, and some of the legendary musicians he's worked with among other things. There's also other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, music news and more!

Aug 25, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Ian Hale about taking over the percussion program at Umass after Thom Hannum's retirement, how to keep a program growing and other challenges of a percussionist and an educator among other topics. There are other segments like music news. This episode was recorded before the news dropped about the great Charlie Watts.

Aug 18, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Mike about education, curriculum, Amsterdam, creative thinking and problem solving, crossing genres and much more! There are other segments like: gig alerts, iconic recording, music news and others.

Aug 10, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Miguel about Indiana, Miami, Egypt, injuries similarities in percussion instruments, the Otaak band and much more! There are other segments as well like: educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Aug 4, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Michito while on tour about the road, subbing, protecting gear, recording and other adventures. There's other segments too like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Jul 28, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Jonathan about his approach to the steel pan, composition, languages, his family, Béla Fleck and so many other adventures. There are also other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Jul 21, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Andrew about Hershey Park, Drum Corps, the studio he's building, baking, Miami adventures and so much more. There's also segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others!

Jul 14, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Richie about his adventures in travel, his passion for education, the products he's invented how he got his nickname, his books and videos, and much more! There are other segments like gig alerts, product review, music news and more. 

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.

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