Toubab Krewe: On African Shores

Much as The Grateful Dead did when they got psychedelic on the traditional folk music they grew up on, Toubab Krewe has blended the deep percussive sounds emanating from West Africa and straight ahead rock n’ roll, creating a style that is revolutionary and imaginative.

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Mecca Bodega: Skin

Mecca Bodega is a group that sharpened its skills in this competitive and creative environment by plowing its way to the surface and spreading their music outside the subway stations of the city. On their sixth studio album, Skin, this large group of percussionists blend complex rhythmic statements with a fiery energy that evokes images of everything from busy city streets to expansive wide open country sides

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Cyro Baptista: Percussion Front And Center (INTERVIEW)

Blending native percussive instruments with contemporary, unconventional materials, Cyro Baptista is redefining the role of the modern drummer by bringing rhythm back to the communal language it originated from. Since arriving from Brazil, Baptista has performed with numerous world renowned musicians, and now focuses his energy on his own project, Beat The Donkey.

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