Rockin’ Raul Rekow and Kwazee Karl Perazzo performed a clinic at a Guitar Center in Las Vegas last Tuesday to a star studded crowd. The two renowned percussionists were in Las Vegas performing a string of dates with Santana at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. On a night off they treated the fans in Vegas to several dynamic performances that show why they are the most recognizable percussionists in the world. Both have been performing with Carlos Santana for more than 30 years.
They played some traditional afro-cuban rhythms featuring some call and response, had the audience help with clave and then wrecked the place by each doing a solo. As if that wasn’t enough, then they invited some local Vegas pros up to play with them. All this was witnessed by a standing room only crowd that included the members of Santana’s band who came to show their support… and heckle a little bit. All good fun and Karl probably had it coming. SABIAN artists came out for the show including Jamie Borden with Phoenix, John Abraham from Cirque du Soleil’s "O" at the Bellagio and Eric Scribner with the Cirque’s "KA" at the MGM. All these guys are very accomplished themselves and were so impressed by the depth of Karl and Raul’s musicianship.
Both artists were sporting models from the AA El Sabor series and featured the new AAX Picante Hand Crashes. The event was hosted by Glenn Noyes from Guitar Center who gave the clinic a unique twist by moderating the event. This kept things moving and allowed for more playing time! Hats off to Karl, Raul and Guitar Center for putting on a stellar event that SABIAN was proud to sponsor!
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