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VILLA LOCURA & ZAPATERO FILMS PRESENTS: “EL DIABLO” – BEHIND THE SCENES OFFICIAL VIDEO.

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VILLA LOCURA & ZAPATERO FILMS PRESENTS:    “EL DIABLO” – BEHIND THE SCENES OFFICIAL VIDEO.

https://youtu.be/vP9B0c33Lzc   Credits Henry Cole – Drums Tito Allen –  Lead Vocals Luis Perdomo – Fender Rhodes Adam Rogers – Electric Guitar 1 Guilherme Monteiro – Electric Guitar 2 Panagiotis Andreou – Electric Bass Jonathan Powell – Trumpet Mario Castro – Tenor Saxophone Chris Cheek – Baritone Saxophone Obanilu Allende – Barril, Cuban Guiro Alberto “Beto” Torrens – Barril Bryant Huffman – Chekere Mauricio Herrera – Cowbell Jeremy. Bosch – Coro José “Cheito” Quinõnes – Coro Obanilu...

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HENRY COLE’S “EL DIABLO” by Ned Sublette

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HENRY COLE’S “EL DIABLO” by Ned Sublette

HENRY COLE’S “EL DIABLO” by Ned Sublette May 25, 2018 That diabolical cackle. You might know it from Tito Allen’s 1973 interpretation of Rafael Hernández’s “El Diablo,” on Ray Barretto’s landmark Fania album Indestructible. That was during the boom of what was then being pitched by Fania as salsa, a simple, easy-to-promote word that erased multiple histories. Now Tito Allen’s back, and there’s that laugh again. This time, he’s reprising the song with drummer / bandleader Henry Cole (two syllables: Co-le) and Villa Locura featuring Tito Allen,...

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You Funky Devil: GRAMMY-winning drummer Henry Cole’s Bomba-Powered Reinvention of Salsa Classic, “El Diablo”

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You Funky Devil: GRAMMY-winning drummer Henry Cole’s Bomba-Powered Reinvention of Salsa Classic, “El Diablo”

inventive drummer Henry Cole was listening to a favorite album one day, when a whole new arrangement for a classic song leaped into his head. The result was “El Diablo (Espiritu Burlon),” the first song from SIMPLE, the long-awaited follow up his 2012 debut, Roots Before Branches. The new song, like a lost Latin track off Maggot Brain, embraces Cole’s vision for 21st-century Puerto Rican music, encompassing a wide range of global influences from folkloric rhythms to jazz, rock, and funk. These influences are second nature to Cole, who’s...

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On Tour with Chano Dominguez May 25 – June 28

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On Tour with Chano Dominguez May 25 – June 28

Tour Personnel: Chano Dominguez, piano Blas Cordoba, vocals and palmas Daniel Navarro, dancer and palmas Alexis Cuadrado, bass Henry Cole, drums/percussion Tour Itinerary: May 25: SFJazz, SF, CA May 26: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ May 29: The Atheneum, San Diego, CA May 30-June 1: The Ford, Los Angeles, CA June 2: Stanford Live, Stanford, CA June 3: Portland OR, venue tba June 4: Triple Door, Seattle, WA June 6: Boise, ID Chateau Eagle June 28 : Montreal Jazz Festival , Canada Comments about the program: The program will...

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Grammy-Winning Drummer Henry Cole Talks About Honoring Puerto Rico, Shares New Documentary Trailer

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Grammy-Winning Drummer Henry Cole Talks About Honoring Puerto Rico, Shares New Documentary Trailer

Puerto Rico has a prodigious son, known today as one of the most acclaimed multiple Grammy-winning jazz drummers in the world: Henry Cole. Born in 1979 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and raised in Añasco, Cole studied classical percussion at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Shortly after studying at Berklee College of Music in 1998, he rose to become one of the most recognized drummers on the island. He then moved to New York for a prestigious scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music and study with renowned jazz drummer and...

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SIMPLE – The Story Board

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SIMPLE – The Story Board

Follow our Story Board (#hcsimple)  on Instagram to learn about SIMPLE. The Process – The Artists Involved – The influences – The Journey ….     SIMPLE – June 2015 till...

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First Single from my up- coming album SIMPLE.

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First Single from my up- coming album SIMPLE.

  December 2017 I’ll release the first single from my up- coming album SIMPLE. After waiting for the right circumstances for a long time I understood that we create our own and any day is the right day to go for it. Simple is Powerful. There is nothing stronger than having the support, artistry, vision, commitment, professionalism and friendship of some of the world’s top artist. All in a spirit of Harmony and Love. To me they are the best. Thank you to the artists and everyone involved …and there are many more!!...

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“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

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“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

By Nainika Vaidya, news correspondent Renowned Puerto Rican percussionist Henry Cole will perform his show “Powerful Fusion” at the Villa Victoria in the South End after discussing his career, experience in the music world, technique and more at a free master class at Northeastern Crossing this Friday, Oct. 7. “Drummers are welcome and I love talking drums, but my mission is to express the music,” Cole said. “I could talk about touring, discipline, routine. I’m gonna play a few drum solos here and there to keep people awake, maybe.” When...

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Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

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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; and when he isn’t making music, he teaches musicians in acclaimed classrooms like those of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Though he’s been named “the future of...

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Thank you Siena Jazz.

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Thank you Siena Jazz.

I want to thank Jacopo Guidi , Caterina Di Perri for the opportunity and the trust in me to be part of one of the most amazing Jazz programs in the world , also all the staff and of course the AMAZING students/artists. Truly special experience and rewarding beyond measures. Thank you..Until next time. “It has been a real pleasure meeting you and see you play, teach and interact with the students, one of the best attitude I have ever meet in the last years. The world needs this kind of energy !” – Caterina Di Perri – Siena...

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