This website is the work of many people.
Our thanks go out to Jorge Ginorio, Many thanks
also to Zeno Okeanos ,
Art "Turk" Burton, Mike Rojas Jr., Victor "Papo
Sterling, Bobby Sanabria, and others too many to name, for their
has been studying percussion for over 35 years. His first
study of bongos was in 1979 with Tampa Florida bongocero Ramon
Lopez, and he has snuck in bongo lessons with various pros whenever
possible over the years. He lives and works in Dallas Texas.
His bio is available here.
Salloum , author of The
Bongo Book .......(Mel Bay Publications Inc. 1997)
Trevor Salloum has taught percussion for nearly
20 years in Canada,Australia and the US. He has studied with
Cuban master drummers Changuito, Enrique Pla, Elio Villatrantra,
Emilio Vega De La Nuez, Roberto Vizcaiño Guillot, José Eladio
Amat Medina, José Miguel Meléndez and Los Muñequitos de Matanzas.
He has made several trips to Cuba and studied at the prestigious
Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana. In addition he is the author
of The Bongo Book , Mel Bay Publications Inc. and has published
several articles on Afro-Cuban percussion. He is presently leader
of Mano Negra, an Afro-Cuban folkloric group, and coordinator
of The Rhythm Project, a program to develop drum circles throughout
various communities in BC.