In this lesson series we’ll focus on Latin jazz rhythms and interpret them on the drumset. For the first installment, we’re digging into the Afro-Cuban mambo bell pattern. Mambo is an Afro-Cuban style that’s built upon a clave foundation. Traditionally its main phrase is played on a mambo cowbell or the side of a timbale shell. Here’s an example of this pattern based on a 2:3 clave.