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Pedrito Martinez: From The Streets To The Stars

Meet Pedrito Martinez, a percussionist who channels a rhythmic sensibility that runs deeper than any amount of schooling could match.

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Remo Versa Drums Tested!

Gregg Juke tests out the Remo Versa Drums, which he dubs a complete, convertible percussion system, easy to play and nice to look at.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.