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Gloves-off, hands-on conversations with some of the world’s best musicians. The podcast captures the essence of Latin music culture and the stories behind the music. Hosted by Joey De Leon and Jhair Sala, with guests such as Peter Michael Escovedo, Damon Grant, Ron Powell, and more.

Gloves-off, hands-on conversations with some of the world’s best musicians. The podcast captures the essence of Latin music culture and the stories behind the music. Hosted by Joey De Leon and Jhair Sala, with guests such as Peter Michael Escovedo, Damon Grant, Ron Powell, and more.
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Gloves-off, hands-on conversations with some of the world’s best musicians. The podcast captures the essence of Latin music culture and the stories behind the music. Hosted by Joey De Leon and Jhair Sala, with guests such as Peter Michael Escovedo, Damon Grant, Ron Powell, and more.

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English


Episodes

025 - Santana's Karl Perazzo

1/13/2020
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In this episode, Joey sits down with musician Karl Perazzo. Born and raised in San Francisco, Perazzo has long toured with Santana and has appeared on several of Carlos’ albums. He has also recorded and played with Malo, Dizzy Gillespie, Pete and Coke Escovedo, Prince, Mariah Carey and John Lee Hooker, as well as Latino greats Tito Puente and Ruben Blades. With LP, he created the LP Karl Perazzo Signature Series Timbales.

Duration:01:19:32

024 - Best of 2019

12/30/2019
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In this final show of 2019, we’ve pulled the top 10 episodes together to showcase some of the artists we’ve featured this year.

Duration:00:19:42

023 - Mana's Hector Quintana

12/16/2019
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Joey meets up with Hector in LA, on day four of a sold out 7-night run of shows at the Forum. Hector is a percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from Sonora who has been playing with Mexican pop rock group Mana for 13 years.

Duration:00:40:57

022 - Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez Jr.

12/2/2019
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In this episode, Joey sits down with the legendary John "Dandy" Rodriguez in the LP Drum Workshop. John began his career at age 17 playing bongos in the Tito Puente Orchaestra. He and Joey cover some of the highlights of his long career, the different styles that he plays, and what's really behind his nickname "Dandy".

Duration:01:29:58

021 - Josh Trask

11/18/2019
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Joey's guest this episode is LP's own Josh Trask, the production manager at the LP Woodshop. Josh tells Joey about the process of crafting the cajon, the different voices that wood can have, and what it takes to get the right tone. He also previews what products are coming next.Josh Track

Duration:00:36:47

020 - Akbar Moghaddam: The art of drum making

11/4/2019
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In this episode, Joey talks with Drum Workshop's Akbar Moghaddam about making, fixing, and creating drums. The two discuss the importance of well-made instruments, the importance of knowing and respecting music from all over the world, and why portable instruments (like drums) are better than non-portable instruments (like pianos).

Duration:01:01:40

019 - Rich Redmond: Jason Aldean Band, Author, Speaker

10/18/2019
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Joey de Leon sits down with Jason Aldean drummer Rich Redmond to talk about his versatile career, what keeps him going through the ups and downs of the industry, and what he does to grow creatively (like take a comedy class).

Duration:00:43:59

018 - Michael Napolitano

10/7/2019
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Drummer, composer, and educator Michael Napolitano joins Jhair to talk about the importance of teaching music to children, their shared love of Italy, and Michael's new record "Seeing Life in 20/20".

Duration:01:03:00

017 - Joe Bergamini

9/20/2019
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Jhair sits down with Joe Bergamini, drummer, educator, author, and publisher. Born and bred in NJ, Joe tells Jhair about his early days playing along to Rush and Van Halen, his successful career as a progressive rock drummer, and more.

Duration:01:23:24

016 - Frank Zummo

9/6/2019
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Joey welcomes Frank Zummo, drummer for pop punk band Sum 41 and founder of the drum ensemble Street Drum Corps. Frank tells Joey about seeing his first concert at age 5, why learning to play music outside of his comfort zone is job security and more.

Duration:00:52:14

015 - Yayo Serka

8/26/2019
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Jhair sits down with renowned drummer and percussionist Yayo Serka, fresh off a tour throughout Spain with Lila Downs. Yayo shares his experiences as a musician, from learning how to play at a young age in Chile, to the years he spent in Cuba and more.

Duration:02:07:57

014 - Bashiri Johnson

8/9/2019
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In this episode, Jhair Sala sits down with Brookyln-born world percussionist Bashiri Johnson about imposter syndrome, recording the music if Ray Charles, and what instrument speaks to him the most.

Duration:01:15:51

013 - Kiran Gandhi

7/24/2019
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This week, a special episode was recorded at the LP HQ in Oxnard, CA. Joey's guest is Kiran Gandhi, an electronic music artist, drummer, producer, and activist. Kiran Gandhi is known by her stage name Madame Gandhi and is one of the most important and impressive up-and-coming young artists. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and Kehlani, Madame Gandhi now writes music that elevates and celebrates the female voice.

Duration:00:50:47

012 - Paoli Mejias

7/15/2019
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This week, We Are Rhythm features percussionist Paoli Mejias in conversatoin with host Joey De Leon. Paoli is a distinguished master percussionist and Latin Grammy award nominee, who is ranked among the best in Latin jazz and salsa.

Duration:01:34:06

011 - Doug Hinrichs

6/30/2019
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Renowned percussionist and composer Doug Hinrichs visits Jhair’s studio to talk about his diverse musical career, from his early days learning music in Nebraska to playing on Broadway, to traveling to Brazil to learn different styles of Brazilia.

Duration:01:30:59

010 - Kassandra Kocoshis

6/13/2019
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This week on We Are Rhythm, Joey sits down with world percussionist Kassandra Kocoshis. They talk about her musical family and early beginnings as a musician, discovering flamenco, and how her impresssive career has evolved with each city and musical act.

Duration:00:58:13

009 - Aaron Serfaty

5/31/2019
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Aaron Serfaty is a renowned drummer, percussionist, and educator at USC. He sits down with host Joey DeLeon to chat about his career that started at an early age, coming to the United States to learn swing, taking a teaching gig to provide for his family and why you should train your students to be better than you.

Duration:01:07:01

008 - Sheila E

5/19/2019
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Sheila Escovedo, better known as Sheila E., is percussionist, drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer. She sits down with Joey De Leon to talk about growing up in her famously talented family, being self-taught, and that time she met Prince, who’d already had an eye on her skills. (and the rest is history)

Duration:01:10:54

007 - Ron Powell

5/5/2019
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Ron Powell is a percussionist, musician, author, and instructor. Ron sits down with Joey De Leon to discuss his career with Kenny G., Diana Ross, Sergio Mendes, and that one week he was offered 5 gigs at once.

Duration:00:59:41

006 - Damon Grant

4/21/2019
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Percussionist & musician Damon Grant joins host Jhair Sala in his Rahway, NJ studio, to talk about learning how to play drums in middle school, the rigor required to be in drum corps, and the choice he had to make between baseball and music.

Duration:01:41:09