Featuring Patato . Giovanni Hidalgo . Ray Barretto . Tata Guines . La Percusion Cubana . Jack Constanzo . Armando Peraza . Congas . Bongos . Poncho Sanchez . Latin Music . Ruben Blades . Tito Gomez . Ban Ban Quere . Francisco Aguabella . Santana
Music of Puerto Rico : There are four different sizes of conga drums. The largest is called the tumba, and the smallest is called the niño. Some artists use a set of all four sizes.
Francisco Aguabella : fter touring with Katherine Dunham he came to the United States and performed and toured with Peggy Lee for the next seven years. He has performed in Europe, Australia, South America and all over the United States (including the White House).
Jrank : John Storm Roberts in Latin Jazz commented, “Ray Barretto is not an avant-gardist but an experienced and intelligent musician with excellent tastes on both sides of the aisle, and a particular talent for picking young players.”Read more: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/3275/Barretto-Ray-1929-Musician.html#ixzz0NJenr5RD
Flow Magazine : Luis “Sabú” Martinez was the catalyst on the swedish latin music scene between the years 1967 – 1978. Now Mellotronen Records is releasing two previously unreleased recordings with the man himself. We talked to Stefan Dimle on Mellotronen Records about Sabú Martinez and this amazing release.
Amazon : Originating in Cuba in the early 1930s, the Lecuona Cuban Boys “conquered” Europe between the years 1934 and 1939. They are credited with having introduced the dance the conga to the world. Their many records, made over a period of forty years and often keenly sought by collectors, have been transferred to CD by Harlequin Records of England.
Drummerworld : It wasn’t until Peraza was 17 years old that he got his start with music; One day at a baseball park, Peraza overhead local bandleader Alberto Ruiz (a brother of one of Peraza’s teammates) say that he was in dire need of a conga player for a performance that night, as part of one of Havana’s most popular bands at the time, Conjunto Kubavana.
AfroCubaWeb : As children, Luis, Alfredo, Jesus, and Ricardo (Los Papines) started playing rumbas on cans, then with codfish boxes,and later with tumbadoras, quintos, claves and cucharas (spoons). In the 50’s Ricardo created Papin y sus Rumberos and finally in 1962, the four brothers united and started playing together as Los Papines. They began playing guaguanco, cumbia, yambo,jiribillas and especially rumbas.
Latin Percussions : While performing with Eddie Palmieri in New York, Giovanni forged another life-long friendship, this time with Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he toured in 1988 as a member of Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra. He has also toured extensively with Tito Puente and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and has performed with the likes of Dave Valentin, Paquito d’Rivera, and Carlos Santana.