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Mondo Santamaria   Mongo Santamaria

Cuban Master Percussionist Mongo Santamaria visits San Diego, CA.

Mongo had a tremendous influence on me for many years since my time in Philadelphia back in 1968. I first saw him at the Showboat club. I later met him in Los Angeles at the Century Plaza (Hollywood & Vine) in 1970. I appreciate the wisdom he provided me in Afro-Cuban percussion during that time.

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Drummerworld Featured Drummer: Mongo Santamaria

Rolling Stone Article: Mongo Santamaria Dies (2/3/03)

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