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Vince Delgado

Vince Delgado is a master percussionist and composer who has played music for over 71 years. He was an aspiring Jazz drummer at the age of 11 and played swing music in Jr. High School and High School. At the age of 18 he studied Japanese classical music for five years. In 1965 he began studying North Indian Classical music on the Tabla and studied for 13 years.

He helped establish and became the first director at the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1968. He has been playing traditional Middle Eastern Music for 58 years as well as being featured on numerous recordings as a percussionist.

He has performed in Istanbul, Paris, London, Mumbai Bogota, Mexico City and other cities around the world with many luminaries including Zakir Hussain, Ali Akbar Khan, Necati Çelik, Halil Karaduman, Paul Winter Consort, Mickey Hart, Larry Vuckovich, He has been studying the Kanoun, a 78 stringed zither, since 2005.


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