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The Bongo Bell

salsa percussion 101 Sep 10, 2019

by Mike Bello

I received an audio tape, around late 1999, by someone that attended an event with multiple workshops in Los Angeles.

This recording was of an instructor that was describing how to...

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The Cascara: Let This Rhythm Get Under Your Skin

salsa percussion 101 Sep 01, 2019

by Mike Bello

You're dancing to the tumbao rhythm of the conga and you have a fairly good idea where to begin.

The problem is, because of the nature of the tumbao's one bar rhythm, you're not...

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Tumbao: The Dancer's Connection To The Clave!

salsa percussion 101 Aug 29, 2019
 

by Mike Bello

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Take a look at the above. Now I want you to vocalize...

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