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#45 Jacquelene Acevedo- Percussionist for Flor De Toloache, Jeremy Pelt and More!

#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.  

Gig Shouts- PASIC is this week in Indianapolis, IN. Spirit of America has their annual Day of Percussion on Nov 19th. The DIY Musician Conference dates for 2018 are Aug 24-26 in Nashville, TN. 

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. 

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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]

This is the video of the Will Ferrell and Chad Smith drum off (for charity). This is the video of the LP cowbell factory tour

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. 

Music News.....

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.

 

Flor De Toloache is a Mariachi band that is nominated for a Latin Grammy. We discussed builders of the guitarrón mexicano, like this company here

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. 

She studied at the Drummer's Collective in NYC with people like Peter Retzlaff, the late Kim Plainfield, and even Johnny Almendra

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.

Another percussionist she studied with is Yaroldy Abreu Robles who is known for playing with Chucho Valdes

Why is Toronto called "The Six"? Drake explains it here in this article. 

You can see Jacquelene and Memo Acevedo at the Zinc Bar in NYC every first Friday of the month. They will also be at Birdland on Sun the 19th. Both are the Manhattan Bridges Latin Jazz Big Band.

She likes to use her father's "Revolution" timbale sticks as well as the sticks with the active grip

A few of the records Jacquelene is listening to are Hiatus Kaiyote, PJ Morton, Tank and the Bangas, and Her. Marcos mentions Daniel Ceasar if you like the band Her.  

Jacquelene uses Sabian Cymbals and DG Cajons distributed by Big Bang

You can follow Jacquelene on Facebook and Instagram

Check out Sunfood smoothie mix! Here's a quick article on the difference between American Chinese Food and 'Real' Chinese Food.

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