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Henry Cole

Posted on Oct 30, 2018

Henry Cole

Henry Cole is a shape-shifting drummer whose versatile, multicultural style positions him at the forefront of a growing wave of jazz innovation and cross-cultural 21st-century rhythms. A Grammy award winner, master drummer and skilled arranger he draws inspiration from a long line of highly skilled Boricua Pioneers who performed in local, military and jazz bands. His sonic roots – African,...

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

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

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...

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HENRY COLE’S “EL DIABLO” by Ned Sublette

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

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...

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

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

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,...

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

Posted on May 12, 2018

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...

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