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Free Clinic With Santana Percussionists at Groth Music


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Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00 PM at Groth Music

Meet, listen to and learn from Santana Percussionists...

Raul Rekow at Groth Music on October 9, 2013

Raul Rekow

Raul Rekow has played congas with Carlos Santana since 1976, participating in the groundbreaking melding of Latin, rock and funk styles that characterizes the band's history. For over thirty years Rekow has added his pulsating and colorful rhythms to the Santana sound that has captivated audiences on five continents. Initially self-taught, Rekow learned about Cuban percussion from fellow Santana veterans Armando Peraza and Orestes Vilato. He passes on that knowledge at LP sponsored clinics along with fellow Santana musician and LP artist Karl Perazzo. The duo feeds off of each other's energy and talent, resulting in a kinetic performance whether live in a clinic or on their best-selling instructional video From Afro-Cuban to Rock. Their presentations have become immensely popular because of the combination of top-notch expertise and an easygoing sense of humor. Raul teamed up with LP to create the LP Raul Rekow Signature Congas and Bongos featuring a vibrant tiger print.

Karl Perazzo at Groth Music on October 9, 2013

Karl Perazzo

Every musician has an idol, a performer or group that embodies what they wish to become. From his childhood in San Francisco, Karl Perazzo wanted to play with Santana. "I used to play with the band when I was younger," he jokes, "but then the needle broke." However, young Perazzo did have considerable talent, and had played with Cal Tjader, Malo, Ray Obiedo, Prince and Andy Narell by the time he was 12. His life-long dream was realized in 1991 when he joined Santana to play timbales. Perazzo has also performed and recorded with Mariah Carey, Dizzy Gillespie, Phish, The United Nations Orchestra and John Lee Hooker. He also has several side projects which he leads, including the popular Salsa band, Avance. In addition to performing and recording, Perazzo teaches percussion. Along with Santana conguero and LP artist Raul Rekow, Perazzo starred in LP's popular instructional video From Afro-Cuban to Rock, which breaks down the complex musical rhythms of Cuban percussion. Because of their unique chemistry and infectious teaching style, Perazzo and Rekow are a sure-fire hit with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Karl has teamed up with LP to create the LP Karl Perazzo Signature Series Timbales.


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  • SteveO

    This meetup was very cool. Raul and Karl played a mini concert for about 45 minutes, then did a q&a session for another hour or so, complete with demos of latin beats and musical styles.

    October 10, 2013

  • Cheri B.

    If you have not registered early in the game it is standing room only tonight but should be an awesome experience!

    October 9, 2013

  • sally

    Something came up. Disappointed and was looking forward to this.

    1 · October 6, 2013

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