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Percussionists

Jeff Greene: TriBeCaStan’s Global Groove Hunter

Drummer Jeff Greene tells us about his global rhythm band, TriBeCaStan's, third and most adventurous album yet, New Delhi.

Features, How To

Skin Talk: How To Rehead A Djembe

There is a lot to consider when assembling one of these sacred African drums, which first made an impact outside West Africa in the 1950s.

Percussionists

Ravi Naimpally: Tabla For The Masses

Tabla master Ravi Naimpally tells us how his love for the instrument began early, and how he became a part of his current band, Tasa.

Percussionists

River Guerguerian: River Runs Wide

We talk with percussionist River Guerguerian about his muse, music and life, not to mention work – aka his new album, Grooves For Odd Times.

Features

The Glossary Of World Percussion Instruments

We've compiled a glossary of essential world percussion instruments from Africa, South Asia, Lain America, and many others that you will encounter.

Product Test

Swan Corsoba Cajon Deluxe Reviewed!

We review Swan's Corsoba Cajon Deluxe — a well-intoned instrument with crisp slap tones and plenty of definition and attack.

Percussionists

Evelyn Glennie: Sound In Silence

One of the most in-demand female percussionists, Evelyn Glennie is a study in determination, allowing nothing to impede her art – not even deafness.

Percussionists

Poncho Sanchez: El Conguero Pays It Back

Poncho Sanchez, or El Conguero, is still living up to his nickname sixty years later. In this article he talks about his latest project, Chano Y Dizzy.

Product Test

Taye Drums Wood Timbales Tested!

Taye Timbale

Taye bucked the age-old tradition of steel shell construction when they introduced these wood timbales. But the sound, and price, proved to be right.

Percussionists

Snowboy: London’s Bleedin’ Latin Jazzer

Meet Snowboy and The Latin Section, one of the few Brits with a Latin band, and take a look at their latest album, Mambo Rage.