#80 Nêgah Santos- Percussionist for Jon Batiste & Stay Human and More!
This episode starts with special guest hanging out, Jeremy Bosch. You can check out Marcos Torres' IGTV as well as the acoustic solo piano version Jeremy talks about. Here is the full live band playing the same song at Rockwood Music Hall.
This week's educational spotlights are....
The Sabian Education Network is hosting a Facebook Live event with Billy Cobham, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron. Here is a list of some of the best Drum Camps you should check out to step up your playing. This is the Benny Greb DVD set that was mentioned.
The DIY Musician Conference in Nashville this August that Damon is speaking at released their schedule. Damon's seminar is called 'From Sideman to CEO'. It will talk about points found in Ari Herstand's blog post, and this blog post that Damon wrote among other insightful points.
2019 Grammy Submissions are now open and you can read about how to submit HERE and HERE. This is the direct link to the Grammys FAQ page which can give you further information if you choose to, or are wondering how to submit.
Music news for this week.....
First article talks about how the success of "I Like It" is important for the future of Latin Music. "Wild thoughts" uses a sample of the Santana tune "Maria Maria". Who Sampled is creating an app that will work similarly to Shazam and help you figure out which samples are used in which song you're listening too. This started with the hip hop community in identifying popular samples used. John Coltrane's first wife Naima found some lost recordings which were released and now they are charting. Vinyl recordings are up to 19.2% of how music is consumed. Two stranded Fyre Festival attendees are receiving $5mil in damages. Green Day's song "American Idiot" soars up the UK charts as the US President heads overseas.
Nêgah Santos is from São Paulo Brazil and the town she mentions that her Grandmother raised her in is called Aclimação.
As far as Capoeira as a musical ensemble, THESE are some of the instruments used. Here is a VIDEO showing some of the dancing backed by the music. You can head down to Bahia and study. Mestre Igê was Nêgah's teacher.
While on the Stephen Colbert show, the musicians are protected by the NYC Musician's Union. (Local 802 chapter).
This is the NexCare tape mentioned for helping to preserve the life of your fingers while playing hand drums.