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* December 12, 1962
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biography Brandon Marger is a veteran performer and dedicated teacher of Afro Latin drums and percussion. Brandon plays authentic instruments and traditional rhythms from the West African diaspora in the Caribbean and South America, and specializes in the musics of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Brandon plays the folkloric musics of these cultures; and also adapts their rhythms for use in modern musics such as pop, jazz, funk, salsa, reggae and much more.

Brandon Marger has studied at the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba in La Habana, and at the Bale Folclorico da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, as well as with master percussionists here in the New England area. For more than two decades he has been gigging with a wide variety of bands throughouth the US and the Caribbean, and has also been accompanying Afro-Latin dance classes. Brandon’s extensive experience as a performing musician is one of the cornerstones of his teaching.

Brandon Marger has been teaching Afro-Latin drumming and percussion since 1991 in both ensemble classes and private lessons. He has also taught special workshops at many of the region's colleges. Brandon teaches students of all ability levels, from people with no previous musical training to veteran musicians who are looking to learn something new.

Brandon Marger currently teaches private lessons in congas and Afro-Latin percussion in his studio 'El Bohio.'

For more information about Brandon Marger and his career as a professional performer and teacher of Afro-Latin drums and percussion visit his website at http://www.BranMarPercussion.com

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