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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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Gerald Clayton’s Tributary Tales

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Gerald Clayton’s Tributary Tales

On a flight together Gerald showed me some tracks he had finished for his new cd. The music and the band were incredible and beautiful.. but I started hearing some percussion and extra  rhythmic  layers on the music so I asked if I could over dub some stuff and see how it worked.. He was crazy enough to let me try !. I called Gabo Lugo to play some parts on the Cajon and we layered some colors and extra rhythms !. The result is very powerful and I’m honored to be part of this record. It features some incredible musicians and to me...

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Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

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Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

I’m honored to part of this incredible group of musicians, really.I call this group the HEHB !! Highly Elevated Human Beings Alcanza marks our third recording and almost a decade of working together!. Thanks Fabian Almazan for all the work and love you put into this band!!. Here are some words on Alcanza: “The first thing that becomes obvious when opening the download package for Fabian Almazan’s new album Alcanza is the remarkable beauty of the recycled paper liner notes. The packaging for the high-quality MP3 download code form...

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From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

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From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Artist Statement Recording Project 2015-16 SIMPLE One year ago, I had the idea for a record called “Layers.” With nine songs and a story, I had envisioned working on this new record with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (a 30-piece classical orchestra), along with my 13-piece band and Special Guests on vocals and percussion. Then, on a day off in November 2014, I realized that I was thinking about music differently. I was at the end of a 10-concert European tour with Vibraphonist legend Gary Burton (who is also known for his 50- year...

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#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

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#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

  “Linda Muchacha” Featuring Lero Martinez Roldan. This is a tribute to all Pleneros from Puerto Rico and the world with a special hug to those from Mayaguez🙏❤. Thank you for so much inspiration, love and funk..Los adoro Also you can Watch Part...

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Coliseo De Puerto Rico Sept 2 – “Lo Maldito”

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Coliseo De Puerto Rico Sept 2 – “Lo Maldito”

I’ll join  one of my musical heroes Draco Rosa on September 2 on “Lo Maldito” I don’t have enough words do describe the feeling..but I’ll play it for sure.! It is going to be an amazing concert.. Hata prontito! Info : https://www.coliseodepuertorico.com/events/detail/draco-rosa...

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Drums Solo in Puerto Rico (March 2017)

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Drums Solo in Puerto Rico (March 2017)

Recorded March 24 2017. This gig closed a 5 week tour with Miguel Zenon – Luis Perdomo and Hans Glawishnig. It is in Puerto Rico were I get really nervous. To me is like going to a Jury -maybe created by myself-, but it definitely makes me push harder. It is out of love , respect and admiration to all great musicians from Puerto Rico and the love for my friends and family…and a enormous sense of responsibility towards this Art. Perhaps the only other place I get this is playing at the Village Vanguard in NYC. When is time to play...

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