Henry Cole

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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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SIMPLE – The Story Board

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

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.

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

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...

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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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From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Posted on May 25, 2017

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...

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Villa Locura Tank Top White!!

Posted on May 16, 2017

Villa Locura Tank Top White!!

Just arrived!. I hope you like them!. *All the earnings of this sale will be destined to the recording and production of  Simple, our new album/documentary. Here is our story board : #hcsimple Visit our...

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Rough Mixes are DONE!

Posted on Sep 16, 2016

Rough Mixes are DONE!

Rough Mixes are DONE!. What an amazing journey this was..incredible. One of the most intense for sure but fun and soulful beyond words. Very simple.. Without the help,trust,passion,mastery,ears, vision,friendship,patience,love and the hang this humans bring at every moment,this journey would have been way too boring,uncreative and flat. I can write a book full of memories. Those shoe-...

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