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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

GLOBAL DRUM DAY - Highlights! DafnisPrieto,ArnieLang,SwissChris,VinScialla

Thanks to everyone who attended the GlobalDrumDay 2012 (sponsored by Sabian, Vic Firth, Yamaha, Natal, Aquarian, and where we watched, listened, and interacted with some of the top leaders in percussion and music education! It was great to see so many students, working percussionists, parents and teachers present on this Friday afternoon. Heres a quick recap: Arnie Lang, NY Philharmonic percussionist under Leonard Bernstein, invited drummers up to play. Arnie gave them insight into playing "musically" and dynamically. Arnie also spoke about his drum designing. Dafnis Prieto, (MacArthur Genius Award 2011, NYU Music dept.) played Merengue from DR, Rumba from Cuba, and Plena from Puerto Rico with mastery. Swiss Chris, showed us how polyrhythmic drumming evolved from Africa to Afrobeat, Hip Hop, and demonstrated exercises from his new Modern Drum Set Stickings book (Cheery Lane). The LREI HS Drumline, opened the show with a short presentation and hosted the full event. Vin Scialla closed the event, and demonstrated Middle Eastern styles from ancient frame drums to a new approach of playing these on the drumset, currently a book in development ( By the end we had everyone tapping sophisticated rhythms in 10/8 and 9/8. After the event, students and clinicians were still drumming in the arts space all together, until Friday night! cheers, and get ready for the next one!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

:::FRI APRIL 27th: GLOBAL DRUM DAY! Its on 3pm-6pm

Fri April 27th 3-6pm in NYC
Dafnis Prieto (afro-cuban, MacArthur Genius award 2011)
Swiss Chris (africa to hip hop)
Vin Scialla (Middle Eastern & N. Indian Rhythms)
Arnie Lang (PAS hall of fame/ Gladstone drums / NY Phil)

space is limited, rsvp:

CT Drum Show 2012 - vintage drums & performances

2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 10:00 a.m. Doors open 11:15 a.m. Ted MacKenzie 12:30 p.m. Lennie DiMuzio 1:00 p.m. Daniel Glass 2:30 p.m. DRUMWARS SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2012 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. SPHINX SHRINERS CENTER 3066 BERLIN TURNPIKE, NEWINGTON CT.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

APRIL 27th Globaldrumfest w/ Dafnis Prieto and a world of drums...

Dafnis Prieto
Vin Scialla & Deep Singh (Trapset x Tabla)
Swiss Chris "it began in Africa"
Arnie Lang (gladstone/ lang percussion)
Fri April 27th Performing Arts Space in West Village, NYC - 7pm, More to be announced for the 1st annual Free drum clinic event in NYC. RSVP here and get up to date info on the festival:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st - Deeep & Vin duo performance

april news (questlove) & Swiss Chris present

Sun Sessions: Vin Scialla & Deep Singh
(TxT) Tabla x Trapset

@Bamboo, nyc
*sunday sessions*
Vin Scialla & Deep Singh duo Tabla x Trapset, then Los Rakas, Bajah & DryEye, Swisschris, dj gravy, dj johnnyjuice, more.
dont miss it!
youtube link:


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Globaldrumfest NYC w/ Dafnis Prieto drum clinic and a world of drums...

Sun FEB 26th: Moreto be announced for the 1st annual Free drum clinic event in NYC.
RSVP here and get up to date info on the festival: