Henry Cole

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“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

“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...

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Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

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...

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Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

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...

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#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

Posted on May 25, 2017

#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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Drums Solo in Puerto Rico (March 2017)

Posted on May 16, 2017

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...

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20 years later was the right time..

Posted on May 16, 2017

20 years later was the right time..

I started listening to Draco Rosa in 1997. That was all I did..and never stopped. Then we meet and talked a few times about playing..2003..but it didn’t happen. One day in 2017 I texted him about NYC and then he said “by the way are you available to play this date?”..I said yeah.. One rehearsal in L.A and we hitted at “Pal Norte” in. Monterrey , Mexico for thousands...

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Residente’s “La Sombra”

Posted on May 16, 2017

Residente’s  “La Sombra”

Residente ( Rene Perez) Gave me permission to play a groove and a two solos on his track!!!!. My favorite part was that all was recorded already so I played behind his vocals..This was special.. and easy after hearing some of Calle 13 ‘s tracks hundreds of time. Honored to be part of this amazing project since the first days.. I also recorded some drums on ” El Futuro Es...

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Las 10 de Henry Cole – POR DALIANA ALVARADO

Posted on Feb 9, 2016

Las 10 de Henry Cole – POR DALIANA ALVARADO

“Al percusionista Henry Cole lo conocí por el Afrobeat Collective. Criado en la costa oeste de Puerto Rico y egresado del Conservatorio de Música, Henry Cole se encuentra inmerso en su carrera como artista; como músico percusionista del género del jazz, con la variación de un joven artista con deseos de crear sonidos propios y deleitar a quien lo escucha.”   Leer...

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