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  • MIDF XV Benefit Contest

MIDF XV Benefit Contest

  • April 14th, 2014

The proceeds of the Adelaide Hall Benefit will go directly towards the costs of [...]

  • MIDF Recommends Alex Acuña in Clinic

MIDF Recommends Alex Acuña in Clinic

  • October 29th, 2013

Long & McQuade, in association with GonBops Percussion and Sabian Cymbals are proud to announce legendary drummer, percussionist and teacher Alex Acuña will be appearing in an exclusive clinic at Long & McQuade Toronto. Drummers from every background will not want to miss this! Alex Acuña in Clinic When: Thursday, November 14th 2013 at 7:00 pm. Where: Long & McQuade Toronto Clinic Hall 935 Bloor St West No admission fee. www.long-mcquade.com/ With his infectious enthusiasm and easy going approach Alex will demonstrate his percussive skills and techniques across a wide range of instruments ranging from cajon to congas, bongos to timbales and bells. He will also show how to transfer traditional rhythms to drum kit. Born in Pativilca, Peru, Acuña played in local bands from the age of ten, moving to Lima as a teenager before joining the band Perez Prado at the age of 18. By 1974 Acuña had moved to Las Vegas, and was working with artists such as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, and the following year he joined the jazz-fusion group Weather Report, appearing on what many say are their two greatest albums, Black Market and Heavy Weather.