VIDEO TIP: The Martillo Rhythm

May 1, 2014

Omar Ledezma Jr., educator at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, and GRAMMY nominee singer and percussionist, shows us the martillo, or “hammer” rhythm, the most popular bongo rhythm used in Afro-Cuban music. — 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.