A excerpt of a talk and demonstration by John Santos presented at the National Museum of American History by the Smithsonian Latino Center for Jazz Appreciation Month. (To see the entire talk (well worthwhile!) search YouTube for “Latin Jazz Percussion Workshop with John Santos at the National Museum of American History”)
Santos is a seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist, US Artists Fontanals Fellow, 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, and one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today.
Born in San Francisco, California, November 1, 1955, he was raised in the Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean traditions of his family, surrounded by music. The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way. More information on Santos and his music here: http://johnsantos.com/
– Ken McCarthy
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