Brazilian/Cuban Music Tutorial with Maria Martinez

15 02 2009

Today myself and other lucky participants were able to learn how to approach Cuban and Brazilian percussion patterns from one of the best in the business.  Maria Martinez was born in Camaguey, Cuba and raised in New Orleans, Maria is a a drummer, percussionist, clinician and educator.  

Her musical talents extend to the authorship of numerous book/CD packages and instructional DVD’s that span virtually every drumming style including Afro-Cuban and Brazilian.  She is a contributing columnist for Modern Drummer, LP’s Educational Newsletter and Percussive notes among others.  She has performed and recorded with many artists such as Lisa Haley, El Chicano rita Coolidge, Angela Bofill, Morris Albert, and the late Barry White to name a few.

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