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Cajons are one of the most accessible percussion pieces for hobbyists and a vital tool for professional musicians.
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Djembes are a fundamental percussion instrument with immense popularity throughout the music community because of their accessibility and wide range of sounds that blend with just about any type of music.
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The MEINL Percussion Pickup Instruments can be especially useful in outdoor performances, concerts on a larger stage, or when playing with several musicians, where the instrument has to prevail.

meet the artist Luis Conte

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Luis Conte Biography

Luis Conte’s genius stems from his ability to integrate the powerful rhythms of his native Cuba with the American necessities of American pop music. His long and varied career has included numerous Hollywood film scores and mega-successful albums with Madonna, Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Santana, Shakira, Jackson Browne, Sergio Mendes, Cachao, and a multitude of other artists too numerous to mention.

Born in Santiago, Cuba, Luis spent the first 15 years of his life soaking up the rich musical heritage of “El Son” and Carnival. "Life in Cuba is all about enjoying life, and music is central to that lifestyle," Luis says. "Music is almost like food to Cuban people.” While immersed in the music of his native Cuba, Luis also developed a passion for Rock & Roll, R&B soul music, jazz, and the Beatles.

At 15, looking for freedom, Luis emigrated to Madrid, Spain. He soon had another opportunity to travel, this time to Hollywood. In California, Luis stayed with a cousin and attended Hollywood High School, playing guitar in numerous rock bands throughout his teens.

After high school, Luis met John Monteallegre, who reunited him with Cuban drums at LA City College. By the time he was 18, Luis was intensely interested in drumming and took every opportunity to play and to learn, drawing his inspiration from a deep source of rhythm absorbed during his youth in Cuba.

Since then, Luis has become one of the most respected and recorded percussionists in the world having played on hundreds of albums and soundtracks and having performed on world tours with international stars such as Madonnna, Phil Collins and James Taylor.

Some of Luis’ musical influences:

  • All the drummers that play in Carnival in Santiago
  • Tata Guines
  • Mongo Santa Maria
  • Papin
  • Patato Valdez
  • Armando Peraza
  • Francisco Aguabella
  • Airto Moreira

Country: United States

Band: James Taylor

 

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Cajons
CREATE DRUM SET BEATS
Cajons are one of the most accessible percussion pieces for hobbyists and a vital tool for professional musicians.
Djembes
CONNECT WITH RHYTHM!
Djembes are a fundamental percussion instrument with immense popularity throughout the music community because of their accessibility and wide range of sounds that blend with just about any type of music.
Pickup Instruments
create new sounds
The MEINL Percussion Pickup Instruments can be especially useful in outdoor performances, concerts on a larger stage, or when playing with several musicians, where the instrument has to prevail.
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