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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

031 - Percussionist and Cajon Expert Diego Alvarez

4/6/2020
Born into a singing family in Venezuela, over the years percussionist Diego Alvarez has developed a mastery of the cajon. In this episode of We Are Rhythm, he talks about getting the gift of music from his mother, deciding to move to Spain at age 18 to develop his craft, and his new life in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:36:21

030 - Percussionist Kevin Ricard

3/23/2020
A fan of music from a very young age, percussionist Kevin Ricard has taken his versatile style everywhere from touring to TV. Beginning with his early life in Santa Monica, CA., Kevin talks about how he found his passion for percussion, the multicultural influences of modern musical genres, and his decision to plant himself after years of touring. He has performed on American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many more. Kevin also recently collaborated with Latin Percussion to...

Duration:01:14:13

029 - Drummer, Clinician and Author Shirazette Tinnin

3/9/2020
North Carolina native and NYC resident Shirazette Tinnin sits down with Joey DeLeon to chat about her journey as an active clinician, educator, mentor, composer, a certified personal trainer and published author. They explore the origins of her name, her early influences, developing a deep love for African music, and how she ended up in Santa Monica, CA on a scholarship.

Duration:01:07:07

027 - Multi-percussionist Camilo Molina-Gaetan

2/10/2020
Camilo Molina-Gaetán is a multi-percussionist from New York City and is considered to be one of the most promising and versatile percussionists of his generation. He sits down with Jhair to talk about starting to play percussion at the age of 4, the importance of discipline and understanding the history behind the styles of music they play, and Camilo tells Jhair how playing with Eddie Palmieri changed his life. And of course, Camilo tells Jhair who is in his fantasy quintet.

Duration:01:43:36

026 - Drummer, Composer, & Producer Terry Silverlight

1/27/2020
Jhair is joined in the studio by multi-talented drummer and percussionist Terry Silverlight. Terry talks about touring with his older brother's band at the age of 14, learning about latin music by listening to the radio, and why being in the room with other musicians is the best way to develop your own style. And of course, who would be in his fantasy band. Terry is a jazz, pop, rock and R&B drummer, composer, and producer who has recorded on hundreds of albums. And with three drum books...

Duration:01:19:25

025 - Santana's Karl Perazzo

1/13/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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