VIDEO TIP: Latin Rhythm Overview

May 14, 2014

The conga drum originated in Cuba but is used across all Latin styles of music. Here Omar Ledezma Jr., educator at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, and GRAMMY nominee singer and percussionist, demonstrates an overview of the types of rhythms played on the conga: Cuban marcha, Colombian cumbia, Brazilian samba, and Puerto Rican plena. — Lisa Petrie


Video by Beth Hondl

Omar Ledezma, Jr., is an educator at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, and GRAMMY nominated singer, and percussionist. He has toured with renowned artist in UK, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America and participated in more than 20 recordings, CDs, DVDs, and books.