Tag Archives: Percussive

SONG OF THE DAY Stevie Wonder – Fingertips

“All of this was recorded by accident, I never thought it would be a single. You wouldn’t really call it performing. Doorsteps, porches, back yards, alleys. I did a lot of work in church. My mother told me that even … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sexteto Tabalá – Esta Tierra No Es Mia

Sexteto Tabalá are seven musicians of the ancestral Afro-Columbian son; continuing the legacy born of San Basio de Palenque. They bring to life the soul of Afro-Colombian music with their unique mixture of traditional and contemporary sones of yesterday and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Amara Touré – Cubano

Guinean born singer and percussionist Amara Touré made and released music for nearly two decades and in that time he perfected the art of merging two styles of music. Recognising a connection between the sounds of Africa and Cuba, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abelardo Carbono feat Quantic – Si Si Si

If this song doesn’t embed itself into your head like the wiggliest ear worm ever, I will be so surprised!! This Latin/Afro-Caribbean sunbeam coats the senses with layers of warm, wandering percussive dreaminess! For today’s musical installment we find two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Roscoe Weathers – Echoes

Roscoe Weathers has been described as an artist who has never received enough recognition for the music he produced! His compositions, orientated around jazz, escaped the attention of most labels in the 60’s, leaving Weathers to release much of his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Mercy, Mercy, Baby

Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as well as Latin jazz. Throughout his career he became one of the leading champions of boogaloo, a genre that rose up in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chico Hamilton – Conquistadores (The Conquerors)

Where to begin with an artist whose repertoire is matched only by his musical genius! Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilaton was an jazz drummer and bandleader whose career spanned well over four decades! He rose to stardom as the sideman for Lester … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Beat Bronco Organ Trio – Missoula​-​Nairobi Pt​.​1

Earlier this year the Madrid-based, soul-jazz outfit, Beat Bronco Organ Trio, released their debut album, Road Trip.  Issued on Rocafort Records, the record boasts an inviting fusion of organ-led latin licks, jazz, funk, soul and r&b. Bridging the link between … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me

‘The riches of Vodoun rhythms are of such magnitude that one would never get to the bottom of it – we’ve tried.’                                      … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cyril Cyril – Colosse de Rhodes

I’m writing this as I’m listening to this track for the very first time and as it unfolds, I can feel my smile getting wider!  This is one of those songs that swallows you up and transports you into another … Continue reading

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