We have a selection of video clips from a Newcastle Drum Centre clinic held at the Rye Hill College. These show the rudiments of Latin percussion styles, followed by the band demonstrating how they can be incorporated in songs. Thanks to the band, who are - in addition to Graeme Hare (drums) - Roy Pearson (percussion), Martin Fletcher (harmonica/percussion), PJ White (bass), and Wes Oliver (guitar).
The first 3 videos are a tribute to a fantastic percussion trio called 'Talking drums' that feature David Garibaldi (drums), Michael Spiro (percussion) and Jesus Diaz (percussion).
For the drum clinic I combined three of my favourite 'Talking Drums' rhythms into a short piece. You can download the notation here. (I slightly changed the notation to avoid copyright issues).
A Tribute to Talking Drums
Playing the piece with me is Roy Pearson (congas, percussion) and David Lourie (claves). You can check out David Garibaldi and the Talking Drums project at www.bumpcity.com
This is a David Garibaldi tune. I performed this at a drum clinic in Stafford For a shop called Guitar and Son.
The following videos are examples of some of the more popular styles of Latin drumming.
Download the handout that accompanied
this demonstration here.
Latin rhythm explanation and history
I have produced an information/history sheet to accompany the preceding rhythms.
If you are interested in booking the band for educational workshops and demonstrations, please visit our Latin / African workshops page.
You will need the correct media players installed to access some of these links and clips. The major ones are available here:
As far as we are aware, all the clips are royalty free, and in the public domain to link to and distribute. If you are aware of any copyright issues, please feel free to contact me and I will remove the offending link or content.