Raul Rekow – RIP

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Con Santana dal 1976 al 2013. Su ben 16 album di studio (oltre all’ultimo ‘Corazon’). Scompare il percussionista Raul Rekow uno dei fedelissimi della band che viene così ricordato dallo stesso chitarrista attraverso Facebook:

We mourn the loss of my brother, Raul Rekow. He was an integral member of Santana for 34 years and the heart beat of the band. His presence on the stage was one of power, grace, collaboration and joy. He redefined what it means to be a conga player. My heart goes out to his family. Raul, may you soar in heaven in the company of your Mom and Dad.

Classe ’54, Rekow inizia avendo come maestri i leggendari congueros Armando Perazo e Orestes Vilato, poi l’attenzione di Santana è la svolta della sua carriera che vanta, tra le tante, anche collaborazioni con Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock e Whitney Houston. “A vivid, impassioned performer invariably a crowd please, Raul Rekow is also a superb clinician on Latin music and drumming”.

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