Frank Colón's Percussion Playgound (Ep. 2) 

Frank Colón's Percussion Playground is a podcast dedicated exclusively to the music of percussionists who are bandleaders and/or composers. I'll also talk to you about the artist's background and accomplishments and the other drummers on the track. I’ll also tell…

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Frank Colón's Percussion Playground (Ep. 1) 

This podcast features music composed and performed by the world's premier percussionists.  In this episode, we'll enjoy music by Mongo Santamaria, Kalani, Robertinho Silva, Luis Conte, Ramiro Musotto, Airto Moreira, Cyro Baptista, Evelyn Glennie, Carlinhos Brown, Lenny Castro, and Mino…

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Contemporary Conga Playing

"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim.  I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self.  The journey doesn't end." 
Michelle Obama 


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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…

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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…

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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…

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