VIDEO TIP: Cáscara Rhythm on the Timbales

June 12, 2014

The Afro-Cuban rhythm the cáscara, means “shell” in Spanish, and is played on the shell or outside of the timbales. Omar Ledezma Jr., educator at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, and GRAMMY nominee singer and percussionist, demonstrates the rhythm. — 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.