Posted on 16th Nov 2017
Kosa Music and Aldo Mazza invite you to the Book Launch and Musical Party this Saturday, November 18, 2017 4-7pm. With live music, jam sessions, Bob Quaranta, Lee Martin, plus special surprise guest artists .
204 Verwick St @Houstin
New York, NY
Admission $20 US. Your admission ticket includes a complimentary copy of the book, Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset - The Essentials
From basic grooves and rhythmic structures, to ensemble orchestrations of traditional Cuban percussion, the book sheds new light on Cuban music. Packaged with a DVD-ROM containing 75 play-along audio tracks and 30 video clips, this book equips you with the necessary tools to start playing Cuban rhythms.
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