Archive for August 28th, 2014

LP Artists Raul Rekow & Bulu Viloria Participate in China’s International Drum Festival

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson
Raul Rekow & Bulu Vilori

Raul Rekow & Bulu Vilori Performing at The 2014 9Beats China Int'l Drum Festival

Latin Percussion artists Raul Rekow and Bulu Viloria participated in the 5th Annual 9Beats 2014 China International Drum Festival August 10-14, 2014 in Tanjin, China.

John Shand, KMC Music International Managing Director, said, “China is a growing market for Latin Percussion and we, together with our educational sales channel partner, Toning Drum and Percussion, were happy to put our full support behind Raul Rekow’s residency at the 9Beats Summer Camp in Tianjin, China.

One of the key elements of LP’s approach to developing the market for our products in China is to work with educational institutions such as 9Beats to promote Latin instruments to drum and percussion teachers. Together with Toning, we have sponsored LP artists at the 9Beats camp for several years now. We’re proud to be associated with the 9Beats organization.

LP artist Bulu Viloria, who participated in the camp at the invitation of Drums United of The Netherlands, accompanied Raul Rekow in two workshops and one Latin Percussion clinic. Over the course of the five-day event attendees had the chance to watch and learn from LP artists, as well as several other international instructors.

The event was sponsored by China’s 9Beats, China’s largest private drum school, which is based in Tanjin and has over 100 schools.

Celebrating LP’s 50th Anniversary — A Dream Built on Passion & Innovation

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

Martin CohenOn August 12, 1964, Martin Cohen, a young mechanical engineer, photographer and Latin music aficionado, founded Latin Percussion. Martin believed in soliciting feedback for his percussion instruments from musicians at NYC nightclubs, establishing a tradition that is still practiced at LP — the needs of performing musicians are placed ahead of everything else. Proudly, LP has created hundreds of the finest percussion instruments, which can be heard on the world’s most famous stages and recordings — in every genre. We’d like to share some of LP’s major innovations.

 

LP1964 Original Bongos

LP ORIGINAL BONGOS

LP reintroduces the very first instrument that LP ever produced. In 1964, Martin Cohen built these bongos to the specifications of local musicians and LP was born.

  • Mahogany wood shells
  • Natural rawhide heads
  • Traditional rims with chrome plated hardware
  • Original, retro head graphics with commemorative badge
  • MORE INFO & VIDEO FOR LP1964 – 6-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ bongos

LP559X-1BK- LP Patato CongaLP PATATO CONGAS

Played by professional congueros the world over, these fiberglass drums were developed in 1978 with Carlos “Patato” Valdez, who required tall drums with a wide belly and small bottom that could project deep bass tones and great volume without sacrificing crisp, high sounds.

  • 30″ fiberglass shell with a steel ring embedded at the bearing edge for added strength and stability
  • Natural rawhide head
  • Comfort Curve® II Rims
  • Reinforced LP Heart side plates with 5 ⁄16″ diameter tuning lugs
  • Patented LP ProCare Shell Protectors
  • MORE INFO & VIDEO FOR PATATO CONGAS – Available in three sizes

 

LP256-B LP TitoTimbalesLP TITO PUENTE TIMBALES

LP proudly features the timbales inspired by the late, great Tito Puente. Available in a variety of shell materials and sizes, there is an LP Tito Puente Timbale that will give you the sound you’ve been searching for.

  • Solid brass shells for warmer tones, Bronze shells for a superior cutting cascara sound, Stainless steel shells for bright, crisp and loud sound
  • Traditional tuning
  • Set includes a heavy duty, fully height-adjustable timbale stand with an anti-rattle sleeve and a die cast gear tilter
  • Also includes cowbell bracket, timbale sticks and tuning wrench
  • MORE INFO & VIDEO FOR LP TITO PUENTE TIMBALES - Available in 3 finishes and 3 sizes

LP Vibra-Slaps

LP VIBRA-SLAP® II

The LP Vibra-Slap was the first of numerous patents granted to Latin Percussion. It has appeared in more recordings, soundtracks, and advertisements than any sound effect ever made. The Vibra-Slap was conceived as a durable replacement for the original delicate rattling horse jawbone.

LP Afuche-Cabasas

LP AFUCHE®/CABASA

Invented over 40 years ago by founder Martin Cohen, the LP Afuche/Casaba has become one of the most essential percussion instruments in history. Loops of steel bead chain wrapped around a specially textured, stainless steel cylinder that produce a multitude of scraping rhythmic patterns. The larger the size of the instrument, the louder the volume.

LP204A LP Black Beauty CowbellLP BLACK BEAUTY® COWBELL

The most widely recorded cowbell in history

  • High pitched, bright sound with a moderate overtone
  • Slightly rounded playing surface makes it easy to get a good sound every time
  • LP forged eye-bolt assembly provides a sure grip to any 3/8″ diameter rod
  • Handcrafted in USA from premium steel
  • MORE INFO & VIDEO FOR LP204A – 5″ mountable, black

 

 

 

LP452 LP Multi GuiroLP MULTI-GÜIRO®

An original LP innovation, the Multi-Güiro is a guiro with two textures and is filled with LP shaker material, making it several instruments in one. One of the textured surfaces features large raised grooves similar to a Cuban güiro, while the other is a finer texture for a more course raspy sound.

LP1207 LP Jam BlockLP JAM BLOCK®

LP Jam Block is a great example of LP innovation. This patented design transformed fragile, wooden blocks into virtually indestructible modern staples for any drummer or percussionist.

LP008 LP Rock Ridge CowbellLP ROCK RIDGE RIDER COWBELL

Patented, based on the LP Rock Cowbell with a red Jenigor ridge

LP804Z-AW - LP Galaxy Giovanni RequintoLP GALAXY® GIOVANNI SERIES WOOD CONGAS

The LP Galaxy Congas have resonance, attack and warmth found in no other conga. They deliver commanding bass, rich mid-tones and crackling highs with attention getting projection. LP utilized master percussionist Giovanni Hildago’s input to create the exclusive Requinto, which has the broadest range of tone available in a single drum.

LP442A - LP 0ne Shot Shakers

LP ONE SHOT® SHAKERS

LP’s unique, patented One-Shot Shaker has only one “live” striking area enabling you to lay forward/down strokes without shadow or ghost strokes.

  • Constructed of durable, anodized metal
  • Delicate sound quality ideal for studio recording
  • Simplifies complex rhythm patterns
  • Sold in pairs
  • MORE INFO & VIDEO FOR LP442A

LP Giovanni Compact CongaLP GIOVANNI COMPACT CONGAS

One of our most successful innovations, the patented LP Giovanni Compact Congas produce an amazing conga sound suitable for practice, playing live or in studio. They were designed with Giovanni Hidalgo and won the 2003 Musikmesse International Press Award for most innovative instrument, DRUM! Drummies and the Modern Drummer Reader’s Choice Awards.

LP 50th Anniversary CatalogFIFTY YEARS OF LP

Download your copy of LP’s 50th Anniversary Catalog — 100 pages filled with full-color photos and descriptions for our entire line.

We’re proud of our catalog of percussion instruments and we’d like to thank our customers, dealers, and artists for their continued support and dedication to our brand. We are very grateful because without their help, we would not be celebrating our 50th Anniversary.

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Jorge Gonzalez: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Richie Gajate-Garcia: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Ron Powell: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Daryl Muyungo Jackson: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Lenny Castro: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Kevin Ricard: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Karl Perazzo: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Joey Deleon: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Greg Garman: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Richard Danielson: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Arejay Hale: LP’s 50th Anniversary

Roland Gajate-Garcia: LP’s 50th Anniversary