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Watch Cindy Blackman Santana Perform At The 2020 Drumeo Festival

Cindy Blackman Santana  /  UPDATED Aug 19, 2022

“This performance will never be repeated,” said Cindy Blackman Santana after dominating at the inaugural Drumeo Festival with her improvised opening solo. Watch how she expresses herself on the kit and how the conversation ebbs and flows between the snare and toms. You can hear the freedom in her playing – it’s an almost spiritual rhythmic experience. Don’t miss it!

Did you miss this year’s Drumeo Festival and you’re wondering what other epic things happened? Read the Day 1 Recap and the Day 2 Recap here.

Cindy Blackman Santana is an American jazz and rock drummer and bandleader known for her innovative sound. She has toured and recorded with artists including Santana, Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Laswell, Joss Stone, Joe Henderson, Buckethead, Don Pullen, Hugh Masakela, and Angela Bofill, and was the drummer in Lenny Kravitz's band for years.

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