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"Emerald Coast", from my New CD, "Latin Lounge"

"Emerald Coast" by Frank Colón

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    Multi-media recording in celebration of Maestro Donato's 87th birthday.

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    Frank Colón is a featured guest of the Viva Bossa Nova Festival 2020. This year, the festival is headlined by composer/singer, Marcos Valle and his band, which will perform supported by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

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    "Live" Recording Performance with João Donato

    São Conrado, Private Event!, Rio de Janeiro

    Multi-media recording in celebration of Maestro Donato's 87th birthday.

    Viva Bossa Nova 2020

    Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Tverskaya St, 31/4, Moscow

    Frank Colón is a featured guest of the Viva Bossa Nova Festival 2020. This year, the festival is headlined by composer/singer, Marcos Valle and his band, which will perform supported by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

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    Giovanni Hidalgo 

    Hello, Friends! Welcome Back! 

    You know, it just dawned on me that I've yet to acknowledge a dear friend of mine who, in turn, has grown to be an inspiration to thousands of drummers, young and old. I'm referring to the one-and-only: Giovanni Hidalgo! 

    I first met Giovanni around 1980, when I went to Puerto Rico to perform shows with the Airto Moreira and Flora Purim Band. The band configuration, at that time, had Airto at the helm from the drumset, with me on multiple percussion and Flora featured on most…

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    Introduction to the Berimbau! by Frank Colón 


    Whenever I travel through an airport on my way to a performance, I am usually asked one of two questions by airport security:  


    (1) "Uh, Sir, just what kind of a pipe is that?", or  
    (2) "I'm sorry, Sir, but are you planning onboarding with that bow and arrow?"  

    They are referring to my Berimbau, which is most likely slung over my shoulder, as I always take it on board in the airplane cabin with me! The Berimbau is definitely one of my favorite instruments in the world! Historically, the instrument's use…

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    Participation Feature on Roman Miroshnichenko's New CD: "The Sixth Sense"! 

    On November 7, 2020, Russian fusion guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko released a new album titled "The Sixth Sense." On this album, he is joined by special guests: Jennifer Batten, Frank Colón, Charlie Bisharat, Bunny Brunel, Paul Wertico, Gary Husband, Dominique di Piazza, Daniel Figueiredo, Gumbi Ortiz, Matt Laurent, and Luis Alicea. 


    I'm featured on the track titled "Ocean," performing on timbales, shekere, and accessory percussion. 
     

    In Roman's own words, "It's an exceptional album, recorded during an…

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    Frank Colón's Techno-Primal Manifesto 

    In my youth as a drummer/percussionist, I had always been a "roots musician." By this, I refer to a concerted effort to learn and maintain ancient traditions of religious and folkloric drumming rituals. These were mainly imported to the Americas by the African slaves from various cultures of the old continent.  

    During the early 1970s, in this quest for ancient knowledge, I collected and analyzed a vast collection of African and Caribbean L.P. records and researched/studied all of the ethnomusicology…

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    "Let's Just Go..." Inspires Paul Taras Wolkowinski's New Video! 

    Hey, you all, here's a fabulous surprise that was waiting for me this morning! My friend, Paul Taras Wolkowinski, is unanimously considered by the worldwide physical fitness community at large as the world's Grandmaster of Indian Club Swinging!  He recently heard an advance release from my new CD album, "Latin Lounge," and got inspired to create a workout choreography using the song "Let's Just Go....".

     

    And, all I can say is - I love it! This sequence is both intricate and straightforward, with a…

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