Monday, June 02, 2008

Rumba Blogs

A couple of recent rumba-related blog finds you might want to check out:

"Tony's Conga Adventures" at

Bay-area based percussionist and drum restorer updates us on his projects and the Bay Area rumba scene.

"Rumba Clave: An Illustrated Analysis" at

"What, exactly, is rumba clave? ... One thing is certain: What you see in standard western notation as written-clave is a long way from what's actually played.

But what is actually played? And can that somehow be illustrated? Well, I took a shot at it (with recordings containing rumba clave, a music editor, and Photoshop), and you'll find the results below."

Carlos Aldama's website at

Biography, photos, video, history and more.

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