#45 Jacquelene Acevedo- Percussionist for Flor De Toloache, Jeremy Pelt and More!
This week's guest Jacquelene Acevedo performs regularly with Flor De Toloache as well as with Jeremy Pelt. She also has a band with her father, Memo Acevedo, called the Manhattan Bridges Latin Jazz Big Band.
The Educational Spotlight features Scott Kettner's World Drum Lessons (dot com) and with our promotional code you can get your first two months for free.
You can watch an example of the lesson series here......
The LP Cowbell challenge where you can win an autographed Chad Smith cowbell. Buy any 1 USA cowbell and save 10%. Buy any 2 or more USA cowbells and save 15% [Shipped within the contiguous United States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii) Custom items or special orders also excluded. Offer good November 1st-22nd]
Product reviews are from Morfbeats, where you can also see drummer Carter Mclean demo-ing some of the newer products mentioned by Marcos. Rebellion Drums has a newly redesigned website for all your Bodhran needs. And if you want to learn how to play the Bodhran, you can check out this site, Contemporary Bodhran and get your chops together in time for St. Paddy's Day!
The Pilot Translating Device by Waverly Labs are ear buds you can set to different languages and get translations in real time in you ears.
Some tour food suggestions. Trying to stay healthy on the road is tough. Check out some options to use by clicking here. The 91 year old Cabaret law has been defeated and you can now dance anywhere you wish in NYC. Sony Music (and Sir Paul McCartney) are throwing money at some London venues to keep them open and featuring music.
Jacquelene and Damon reference Astor Piazzola for revolutionizing the Argentine Tango and Paco De Lucia for revolutionizing Flamenco. The band in Mexico that Jacquelene refers to opening for is Mariachi Vargas.
Look for Jeremy Pelt's new album "Make Noise" in January of 2018.
Before Jacquelene was a full time percussionist, she was a dancer and was a member of Ballet Hispanico before an injury.
Feel free to use the Hashtag #socialmeds for referring to social media (and the addiction to it). This is the app that tracks your social media usage. It's called Moment. And this is a pretty cool article by Aziz Ansari and quitting the internet.
Why is Toronto called "The Six"? Drake explains it here in this article.