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EP 67 - The Role of Percussion Around the World with Colin O'Donohoe

We discuss how percussion is used in Ireland, Turkey, Iran, Africa, and other various countries in comparison to the downbeat focused western music that dominates pop culture. It is a big eye opener to learn that drummers are often used to support the melody of the music more commonly than providing a head-bobbing back beat that we are used to in American music.

Colin O'Donohoe AKA "World Maestro" has had extensive travels and played with musicians across the globe where he has learned the history of many amazing percussive instruments and techniques. He brings his first hand experience to all of the cultures and techniques that he discusses in this episode and it really brings everything to life.

Learn more about Colin at and find him on instagram at @worldmaestro


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