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by / on February 5, 2002 at 2:52 pm

El Negro – 2-02

So at the beginning of December, I went to Chile… (the southest of the world I’ve ever been!) for the first Percussion Festival organized by Escuela SCD. The organizer, Roberto Zamora, and his crew did a great job! And who did I find in Chile (the southest of the world I’ve been)… my good friend Will Calhoun, who was also […]

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El Negro 12-01
by / on December 4, 2001 at 8:04 pm

El Negro 12-01

I’ve been home for a minute… it’s been a nice break from my usual insanity (yeah, right!) It was a big pleasure and an inspiration again to see Stewart Copeland and his band Oysterhead. I opened 2 nights for them at Roseland Ballroom with Mark Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos… and Stewart sounded amazing! Then I played solo drums for […]

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by / on December 1, 2001 at 2:53 pm

El Negro – 12-01

I’ve been home for a minute… it’s been a nice break from my usual insanity (yeah, right!) It was a big pleasure and an inspiration again to see Stewart Copeland and his band Oysterhead. I opened 2 nights for them at Roseland Ballroom with Mark Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos… and Stewart sounded amazing! Then I played solo drums for […]

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El Negro 11-01
by / on November 4, 2001 at 8:02 pm

El Negro 11-01

What can I tell you… I can only say that I had the gift from God to have my mother in a gorgeous theater in Madrid, Spain while I was on the stage with Michel Camillo. It is the first time she’s had the chance to get out of Cuba. Once in a lifetime! (And after seeing us eat after […]

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El Negro 10-01
by / on October 4, 2001 at 7:59 pm

El Negro 10-01

The first day of August, I went to the studio to record a new Michel Camillo album that will come out the beginning of next year. Then I had a busy in-town of Bill Summers and Los Hombres Calientes. They had a great show at SOB’s and I sat in with them. The middle of the month I went to […]

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El Negro 08-01
by / on February 8, 2001 at 7:56 pm

El Negro 08-01

The first days of June, I finished a record with “The Keith Jarrett of Europe”. He’s an amazing German piano player named Joachim Kuhn. And right after that, I went on a trip to Israel with Michel Camillo. The trip to Israel with Michel, where we played in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, was right in the middle of all this […]

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El Negro 06-01
by / on February 6, 2001 at 7:54 pm

El Negro 06-01

Michel Camilo is back! (He did a record with Spanish Flamenco guitar player Tomatito – means “Little Tomatoe” in Spanish). They were touring for a year with just piano and guitar… so I said to Michel “Enough tomatoe! We need some ketchup and mustard!!” And finally Michel is back with the trio (Anthony Jackson on bass). So we played the […]

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El Negro 4-01
by / on February 4, 2001 at 7:50 pm

El Negro 4-01

This time Mother Nature canceled twice the clinic that was supposed to be at Drummer’s Collective… 2 heavy snow days in New York. So it seems that snow & drums don’t go together… especially for people from the Caribbean! But it’s gonna happen… Thursday, April 12. We hope it won’t snow! So then I went to San Francisco, Los Angeles, […]

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El Negro – 2-2001
by / on February 2, 2001 at 7:49 pm

El Negro – 2-2001

Big thanks to Hudson Video and Regal Tip sticks! They donated my video & signature sticks as prizes for the “El Negro Trivia Contest” on the DrumsOnTheWeb.com site! I hope you had fun with the contest… here’s the lucky winners: Diane Jones, Aptos, CA; Joey “sticks” Kelich, Freehold, NJ; Michael D. Mathew, Commerce, TX; Jim Dwyer, Ontario, Canada; Gaelyn Larrick, […]

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El Negro News – 9-2000
by / on February 9, 2000 at 7:42 pm

El Negro News – 9-2000

It’s been so busy, it’s hard to remember all the amazing things I’ve been doing lately! I saw Efrain Toro twice… at Berklee & Kosa. It was great to be able to be a part of his classes and see such a master! (Note from Pam…. Efrain is currently seeking a teaching position at the college level. Wherever he lands… […]

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