A review of Ned Sublette’s tome on Cuban music. We were all surprised when Ned Sublette came out with his hit recording Cowboy Rumba (Palm Pictures) in 1999. It was the perfect—yet totally unexpected and hard-to-imagine—blend of country-western and Afro-Caribbean … [Read more...]
Latin Percussion Lessons
Learn how to play the conga drums with Edgardo Cambon in these video lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Known in Cuba as the tumbadora, this South American instrument can be heard in all types of Latin music including salsa, rumba, merengue and reggae, as well as other forms of popular music. Edgardo will also cover "la percusion menor" with instruments such as the guiro, maracas and clave.