Glen Velez 1980s Photo

Glen Velez at Drummers World in the mid 1980s

Glen Velez at Drummers World in the mid 1980s

Prior to the 1980’s hand drumming was thought of as bongo and conga drum playing. Glen Velez changed that! He pioneered the art of frame drumming with incredible tambourine, riq, and bodhran technique. He is now considered one of the foremost frame drummers in the world and is influence is legendary. He always performs with music primary and technique as a necessity. We sponsored a clinic in the mid 80s featuring Ed Harrison playing Joropo Maracas and Glen, Frame Drums. The two of them brought down the house with dazzling technique and musicality. A friend for many years.

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