Latin Percussion Introduces The Paoli Mejias Signature Congas and Bongos
Latin Percussion (LP) is delighted to introduce the Paoli Mejias Signature Balance Congas and Bongos.
Paoli Mejias is a world-renowned musician, percussionist, and bandleader. As a percussionist, he has been part of the legendary Santana band for the last ten years. Mejias’ playing is balanced, charismatic, and full of passionate Afro-Caribbean traditional rhythms. As a band leader he is recognized for the way he blends world folk rhythms to create a new element to Latin Jazz which is global, contemporary, and dynamic.
The Paoli Mejias Signature Balance Congas consist of an 11” Quinto (LP522Z-PMB), an 11-¾” Conga (LP559Z-PMB) and a 12- ½” Tumba (LP552Z-PMB). Each are built using 30” tall Sculpted Ash wood shells and fitted with natural rawhide heads and extended Collar Comfort Curve II rims. They are finished with Premium Galaxy, chrome-plated hardware, 3/8” diameter tuning lugs, reinforced heart side plates, and LP ProCare Shell Protectors.
To complement the conga set, LP have made the Paoli Mejias Signature Balance Bongos. The 7-¼” and 8-5/8” drums also have shells made from Sculpted Ash, feature natural rawhide heads, and Comfort Curve II rims. The bongos have 5/16” diameter tuning lugs, chrome-plated hardware, steel backing plate, and plated cast aluminium bottoms. These signature bongos produce crackling highs and rich mid-tones to work well with the congas. The badge art on both sets is based on yin and yang symbolism signifying the ‘balance’ of these drums working together in harmony.
“Balance is the name I gave to my new drums because they represent the balance and measure that I have to have in life. It is the movement in a constant rhythm in search of the golden mean, the Balance,” Paoli commented.
To find out more about the Paoli Mejias Signature Conga and Bongo sets, plus all the other Latin Percussion products, please go to lpmusic.com/ #wearerhythm
ABOUT LATIN PERCUSSION (LP)
Founded in 1964, Latin Percussion (LP) is the largest hand percussion instrument brand in the world. The company offers an extensive line of hand percussion instruments and percussion accessories including patented designs such as the Jam Block®, Ridge Rider Cowbell® and Egg Shaker. Many of the world’s top artists play LP including: Giovanni Hidalgo, Richie Gajate-Garcia, Karl Perazzo, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Travis Barker, Mike Portnoy and Cindy Blackman-Santana among others. For more information, visit www.lpmusic.com
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