Canton, NY, Feb 01, 2013 — Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The goup based in Potsdam, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson, guitarist Oscar Sarmiento, and percussionist Stephen Farina.
Set list: Secret Weapon, November Lament, Procrastination Tango, and Gazambo. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Mar 26, 2010 — No doubt, we've all tried making rhythms and sound effects using the mouth and voice, at one time or another. Some people have made vocal percussion into an art-form. It's entered the music world in the form of "beat box", the art of making drum beats, cymbal crashes and other sound effects using one's mouth, lips, tongue and voice. "Beat boxing" is an element of "hip hop" that originated in the early 80's. Today, it's making a comeback in college and professional a cappella groups to accompany their pop music. One of the vocal percussionists with SUNY-Potsdam's all male group, the "Pointercounts", is today's Heard up North. Go to full article
Mar 06, 2009 — The Crane School of Music's Latin Ensemble will fill Hosmer Concert Hall in Potsdam with the spicy sounds of salsa tonight. The 21 student musicians include voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds and percussion. Latin jazz rhythms are hard to resist, especially for drummers. Today's "Heard Up North" is a quick Bongo lesson. Go to full article
Dec 26, 2002 — These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make music with the things they found in nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney has the story of one man who is helping his neighbors rediscover the roots of music. Go to full article
Jun 06, 2001 — David Sommerstein talks with Bill Summers, percussionist for Los Hombres Calientes, coming this weekend to the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington. He samples the hot grooves from the band's latest album. Go to full article