Today I wanted to talk to you about an artist that is making a lot of noise these days in the New York area, Carlos Maldonado. Originally from Puerto Rico, Carlos "Carly" Maldonado is a talented young musician who stands out brilliantly in the music world as a hand percussionist,vibraphonist and drummer. Carly is now living in New York City where he stays busy recording and playing live with artists like Arturo O'Farrill and the legendary Afro-Rican jazz ensemble of composer/ trombonist Papo Vazquez and The Pirate Troubadours.
I know Carly since our college years at the Puerto Rico Conservatory and it's a pleasure to be working with him as part of the MEINL Percussion team.
Below you can enjoy Carly's musicality in his Conga Solo. This video was produced in 2012 in New York.