Cuba Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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Ignacio Berroa and Daniel Ponce

In Verna Gillis’ apartment in Greenwich Village’s west side, the doorbell rings with a special rhythm—the clave; the beat that underlies almost all Cuban music. And if Verna’s phone could ring to that rhythm, it would because she owns Soundscape,…

by Leslie Gourse
May 14, 2018

Jimmy Branly

He blends the best of Cuba’s intricate and colorful percussive tradition with a North American sense of swing and a firm command of 2 and 4—like Walfredo Reyes Sr., David Garibaldi, and Dennis Chambers all rolled into one, with the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017