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Charles Altura Trio Japan Tour Featuring Chris Tordini & Henry Cole

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Charles Altura Trio Japan Tour Featuring Chris Tordini & Henry Cole

Happy to be part of this amazing group!. Dates: Oct. 4(thu) Arrival Oct. 5(fri) Lifetime / Shizuoka city Oct. 6(sat) Musashino cultural hall / Musashino city Tokyo Oct. 7(sun) Star eyes / Nagoya city Oct. 8(mon) Le club jazz / Kyoto city Oct. 9(tue) Day off / Kyoto city Oct. 10(wed) Lifetime / Shizuoka city Oct. 12(fri) Frog / Tsukuba city Oct. 13(sat) Body & Soul / Tokyo 0ct. 14(sun) PIT INN / Tokyo 0ct. 15(mon)...

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Henry Cole: Afrorriqueño Afrobeat

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“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 renowned bolero composers.” – Catalina Maria Johnson “Fela’s idea, his formula was incredible! He brought together all those elements in...

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Give the drummer (and the pianist) some

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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 great Tony Allen, but Cole is no purist, and the word “collective” in his band’s name is no stretch; the record includes...

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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...

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Henry Cole @ Discussions in Percussion – Podcast

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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, educational spotlight, music news and more! This week’s guest is Henry Cole. Henry has performed with acclaimed jazz groups, including the...

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Henry Cole @ AKULKUL Podcast

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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 “Villa Locura”. ” Más de diez años de experiencia profesional en música se centraron en la enseñanza, la organización, la composición y la...

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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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