Colombian Rhythms on the Drum Set: A Tour Accross Colombian Rhythms

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Colombian music is the result of a mixture of African, Indigenous, and Spanish musical traditions. Over time, this music evolved and became known worldwide. As part of this evolution, we have been adding new instruments to the existing traditional elements; for example, and among these, the Drum Set. The Drum Set, as a universal percussion instrument has the advantage of adaptation to different musical situations, and since its invention has been utilized in a variety of musical genres and traditions. Drummers of different nationalities and countries around the world have been expressing on the drums their musical ideas and rhythms no matter where they live or they were born. This is the mission of Colombian Drummers in our purpose to spread the country’s rhythmic traditions.

In the next pages you will find numerous possible combinations, orchestrations, and also, playing 24 rhythms from Colombia (Cumbia, Porro, Vallenato, Fandango, Puya, Mapale, Bambuco, Currulao and others). All of them are based on traditional grooves extracted from the folkloric Colombian drums. Also, audio examples are included to help the student listen to the grooves in context.

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A Colombian drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader, producer and educator with 40 years of experience. Since his early years, he has been active in different playing situations; Concerts, Shows, Recordings, and touring with different artists and bands such as Noches de Liverpool, Joe Madrid Jazz Trio, Pacho Zapata, Jorge Zapata, Juan Zapata, Arturo Astudillo, Cristian Vega, Kent Biswell, Carlos Franco, Edgardo Bossio, Luis Felipe Basto, Jose Gallegos, Mauricio Campos, Bandido Caribbean Band and groups “Renacimiento Colombiano” and “Un Sonido Mil Instrumentos” as part of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, in Colombia and other countries. He performed in six versions of “Jazz al Parque” festivals in Bogota, Colombia. In September 2005 the Culture Institute of Bogota granted him a special recognition for his contribution to the Jazz diffusion in Colombia.

In 1998 his first book “Cómo tocar en batería ritmos internacionales y autóctonos”, authored along with drummer Jorge Leon Pineda, was published by Planeta Colombiana Editorial.

Ever since he decided to settle in the United States, in 2009, he has been teaching privately in different Music Schools, and also leading workshops in different institutions in New York City such as the Colombian Consulate, Queens Museum, Flushing Town Hall, and more recently, The New School. He is a member of FolkColombia, a collective of Musicians and Dancers that performs concerts and workshops focused on Colombian dance and music, and he is working on a new project known as FolkColombia School of Dance and Music, ran under the sponsorship of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance based on New York. Since his arrival to New York City, he has been working on different projects with different ensembles such as Jorge Arevalo Jazz Trio, Velvet Jubilee, Open Source, Peaces, and his own project called Bambacumbe, just to name a few.

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eLibros Editorial
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Feb 13, 2019
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152
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9789585949973
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Music / Genres & Styles / Latin
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Music / Musical Instruments / Percussion
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