Percussionist ,Miguel Valdez, brought his group The N.Y. Cuban Boys Ft. José ”Pepito” Gomez on lead vocal to perform Rumbiando (A Una Mamita). This tune was not rehearsed, very organic and live for you to enjoy. Their second song performed is Puerto Padre, a tribute to cuban pianist Emiliano Salvador.
This video tells of how the first bongo was conceived of and created. The first hardware was created in a company building military instrumentation. That very same bongo was recreated in 2014 as the 50th Anniversary model that has already become the go to bongo by the leading players who have passed through the congahead.com studio.
These are three short videos, remembering percussionist Armando Peraza, in San Francisco, April 2014. People who really knew Armando Peraza reflect on his humanity, intellect and trend setting musicality.