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Features

The Hottest Conga CDs Of All Time

If you are an aficionado of the conga drum, you definitely need to fortify your collection with some of the greatest conga drumming CDs of all time.

Percussionists

Amon: Fela Meets The Skatalites In Brooklyn

We get to know Amon, a percussive master who lives for creating live music and dropping into any groove — West African, house, and reggae, to name a few.

Product Test

Kopf Percussion S-Series DoubleShot Cajon

Gregg Juke says that this cajon is "awesome." He claims it's the best value on the market today — perhaps the best out there period.

Percussionists

Badal Roy: From Busboy To Jazz Hero

Badal Roy came to New York in 1968 planning to complete a PhD in statistics and wound up inventing the new style of world jazz alongside Miles Davis.

Percussionists

Oguer “OG” Ocon Of Slightly Stoopid

We ask Slightly Stoopid percussionist, Oguer "OG" Ocon about his chops on the band's latest album, Top Of The World.

Features

Cuba, A Forbidden Musical Paradise

Brad Boynton visits Cuba, a drummer's forbidden paradise, filled with set players sporting Thomas Lang chops & timbale players who put drum lines to shame.

Product Test

Meinl Timbale Roundup: For Any Occassion

Gregg Juke tells us about Meinl's new timbales that can fill various roles in both the drum set player's and the percussionist's sonic arsenal.

Features

Rhythmic Snapshot: West Africa

With the huge influence of African music on our own performance vocabularies, we thought it was only fitting to take a journey to the epicenter of rhythm.

Product Test

Toca Kalani Flex Drums Tested!

Gary Gardner reviews Toca's Kalani Flex Drum, an instrument he says has both great design features and allows versatility in playing abilities.

Percussionists

Daniel de los Reyes: Prince Of Percussion

We get to know Daniel de los Reyes a little better, an A-list Latin percussionist who has recorded with artists like Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan.