Tag Archives: Conga drums

David Amram – July 30, 2016

David Amram  -  Putnam County Fair  -  July 30, 2016 Amram’s career is chock full of interesting connected dots from around the world, including as a Hollywood screen composer.  He’s Putnam-County local, a beatnik who never stopped and never stopped … Continue reading

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BombaYo – June 21, 2016

BombaYo  -  Van Cortlandt Park  -  June 21, 2016 BombaYo is an expression of Afro-Puerto Rican culture led by “Dr. Drum”,  distinct from the more typical salsa style.  Dancing was featured, much more difficult for me to capture, but I … Continue reading

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Pedrito Martinez – September 1, 2015

Pedrito Martinez  -  CHIRP, Ballard Park  -  September 1, 2015 Martinez leads this bare-bones Afro-Cuban group.  The modestly scaled roster doesn’t prevent them from putting out a really full sound, including the occasional four part vocal harmony.  A lot of … Continue reading

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BackCountry Jazz – February 21, 2015

BackCountry Jazz  -  Cole Auditorium  -  February 21, 2015 Once again Bennie Wallace has put together a sterling presentation, this year focusing on the music of Duke Ellington.

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