Vic Brown’s scenes from the Central American Percussion Festival (I)

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If you are going to have someone pounding out THOSE sorts of rhythms, you want someone playing bass....
If you are pounding out THOSE rhythms, you want someone to be playing bass….

Opening night at the Central American Percussion Festival

photos and notes by Vic Brown

 

Danni honors
Danni Clovis was this year’s specially honored musician.

The Beachers

Beachers 1The Beachers are used to performing for a livelier audience. They feed off of their audiences’ feedback. While their performance was energetic as always, the audience feedback wasn’t always there — at least not at the level that they’re used to, for example at the Afro-Antillean Fair.

The Transistmico Project

Pecussionisst Eric Blanquicet in the foreground with Osvaldo Ayala behind.
Pecussionisst Eric Blanquicet, who is from Colon, in the foreground with Osvaldo Ayala behind.

Transistmico Project was filled with an interesting fusion of some classics from different genres thanks to producer Billy Herron.

Guitarist Jean-Christophe Millard, from the French Caribbean island of Guadaloupe.
Guitarist Jean-Christophe Millard, from the French Caribbean island of Guadaloupe.
Osvaldo
Osvaldo Ayala, known for his cumbia tunes, does things differently as part of the Transistmico Project.

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