Do you know where the Getzen Company started?
One of the world’s biggest Nu-metal bands, Korn, started out when they were just a couple of kids in high school.
One of the most iconic and influential bands of the late 1960s is The Doors. It all began in the halls of UCLA where Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek were studying Film and Theatre.
The banjo’s birthplace is Africa or colonial America, depending on where you draw the line between banjo and banjo-ish ancestor. But while we debate the banjo’s birth, we can at least agree on where it hit puberty. That happened in America in the 20th century.
Much of Puerto Rico’s folk music evolved from Spanish folk songs and romantic ballads that blended with native rhythms and Afro-Caribbean influences during the Spanish colonial period from the 16th to the end of the 19th centuries.
Roland Meinl founded Meinl Percussion in 1951. Based in Gutenstetten, Germany, the company is a leading manufacturer of cymbals and other percussion instruments. In addition to its sterling reputation for making cymbals out of different alloys, Meinl is noted for its fiberglass congas and plywood gongs—modern innovations in materials and manufacture.