Ray LeVier is a surviving burn victim and has found power and inspiration through music. He has inspired us, and we have no doubts he will inspire you too. Check out this video on Ray, and learn all about his story and how he came to know the power of music.
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Great for tight percussion setups on stage, the Snare Conga Cajon sits in a lightweight, height-adjustable floor stand, and packs easily into a padded carrying case.
DW Drums’ Collector’s Series Icon Snare Drums pay tribute to three of the most iconic drummers—Roger Taylor, Neil Peart, and Nick Mason. The drum size and shell configurations are designed as played by each artist. Each features a painstakingly laser-cut, hand-inlayed image created from exotic wood veneers. The Queen drum (pictured) features a crest designed by Freddie Mercury and 24K gold-plated hardware. Neil Peart’s drum recreates the Time Machine motif in wood and the Nick Mason drum recreates the The Dark Side of the Moon prism and waveform image. Each comes with a snare bag, certificate of authenticity, and detailed description of the woods used.
The Meinl Journey Djembe’s synthetic head and shell make them 20% lighter and easier to carry than wood models. Plus, they hold up against the elements, making them the perfect hand percussion for travel and outdoor gigs. Pitch is easy to adjust through a mechanical tuning system. They are available in brightly colored Kenyan Quilt (pictured) or Pharoah’s Script patterns.
It’s no wonder that percussionists the world over are turning to a significantly smaller alternative. The cajon has become a popular addition to many a jam session, acoustic gig, and space-challenged environment. And in the right hands, the beat is as sweet, strong, and soulful as it ever was.
As most drummers know, not every drum kit is the same. They not only vary depending on the style of music played, but also on where they will be played—large stage, intimate venue, or studio.