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Mar222010

Alex Acuña

Alex Acuña
If you were to look-up the definition of the word “rhythm” in the dictionary, it would say “jazz-fusion, pop, and session percussionist, Alex Neciosup Acuña”. From a young man playing in local bands in Lima, Peru to playing with bandmates Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Jaco Pastorius of the great jazz-fusion band Weather Report, Alex Acuña has lived a life of rhythmic passion that continues today. As an A-list session percussionist and drummer, he has contributed to international projects for decades, and has clearly influenced percussion around the world. He is a perennial teacher, traveling the world to train and educate rhythm makers. At the same time, he continues to be a student….always learning and absorbing new sounds, techniques, and approaches to become better. From Koinonia to Jarreau; Herbie Hancock to Ella; Jobim to U2.  Alex Acuña continues to be a relevant musical icon. Inside MusiCast welcomes Alex Acuña.

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