Monday, March 21, 2011

Pioneers, Mentors, and Friends

This is what it’s all about: the older generation passing on the knowledge to the newer generation! If one has been fortunate to have had someone give them a hand in getting on the elevator that’s going “up”, it’s then our/your responsibility to send the elevator back down, so that someone else can also have that opportunity.

An example of this is seen in this clip, wherein the late, great Tata Guines is jamming with a young and talented Havana youth who goes by the name of “Lucumi”.

This other clip also features some more Latin drumming pioneers, friends, and mentors. It’s a great compilation…enjoy! Of notable mention are friends Eddie “Gua-Gua” Rivera on bass and Steve Berrios on timbales, performing in the Mongo Santamaria Band!