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Latin Percussion: Interview with Carol Steele

Afro-Cuban Religious Expressions, 12/2004, 2/2005, & 3/2005 - unique opportunity to learn about the religions under a US based religious license, led by Carol Steele

Percussion & Dance classes in Havana and Matanzas with Carol Steele,

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Carol Steele is a noted percussionist who fell in love with AfroCuban music, went to Cuba, and played with some of the greats -- Los Muñequitos de Matanzas among them.   Now, she leads groups to Cuba for classes.  In her US based work, she has played live with Diana Ross, Angela Bofill, Tom Brown, Dave Valentin, Jaco Pastorius, Steve Winwood, Tears for Fears, Annie Lennox, Jeffrey Osborne, Vanessa Williams, Pino Danielle, Joan Baez, and Howard Jones. She has recorded with

  • Steve Winwood - Higher Love,
  • Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds,
  • Oleta Adams - her first album,
  • Peter Gabriel ("I actually got a special thanks on that album "US", for playing on all his early demos with him, to get him started")
  • Angelique Kidjo - second album ("she's a great African singer, and I did some PLAYIN on that"),
  • Vanessa Williams (her last album),
  • Panther Party movie soundtrack with Sounds of Blackness,
  • Chaka Kahn,
  • Angela Bofill,
  • Tom Browne, and
  • Pino Danielle. up.gif (925 bytes)

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Some of Carol's students in Matanzas

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