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Henry Cole: Afrorriqueño Afrobeat

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

“Bringing together apparently diverse influences is something that may run in the drummer’s blood. On the one hand, his family’s background is both British and Cuban as well as Puerto Rican. Additionally, his family boasts both political and musical luminaries – a grandfather who was the longest running mayor of his hometown, Mayaguez and great-uncle Roberto Cole, one of the island’s most...

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Give the drummer (and the pianist) some

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Give the drummer (and the pianist) some

Posted By Peter Margasak “Even better is the self-released debut from Henry Cole & the Afrobeat Collective, Roots Before Branches. Cole is also from Puerto Rico, and on this album, he portages the Nigerian style invented by Fela Kuti through his homeland as well as his current home, New York. Most of the songs are built on the irresistibly funky, stuttering groove immortalized by the...

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Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

We’re excited to host this world-renowned percussionist who is transforming the music scene: Henry Cole, a Puerto Rican native, alongside the Villa Locura, combines a variety of musical styles to create an entirely unique genre. His fusion of beats – from Salsa to folklore, to funk, to R&B, to jazz, to Afro-Caribbean rhythms – moves audiences to feel and dance across the globe;...

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Henry Cole @ Discussions in Percussion – Podcast

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Henry Cole @ Discussions in Percussion – Podcast

Damon and Marcos interview Henry Cole. Grammy award-winning drummer, who has been a sideman to the greats of jazz as well as a bandleader of his own projects. He has taught at Manhattan School of music, The New School and given tons of masterclasses and clinics. They talk of his upbringing in Puerto Rico, move to NYC and much more. There’s an iconic recording, RIP segment, product reviews,...

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Henry Cole @ AKULKUL Podcast

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Henry Cole @ AKULKUL Podcast

Cada semana el músico David “Lemuel”  Rivera entrevista a una celebridad diferente para hablar sobre música, deportes, política, negocios y compartir con todos su historia única e interesante. “Henry Cole es un baterista ganador del premio grammy y uno de los bateristas mas importantes de mi generacion. Nos cuenta de sus comienzos en la musica y de su nuevo proyecto...

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