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Product Showcase — August 2021

Aug 11, 2021, 08:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

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History of Female Drummers
Drumming Through the Decades is a 12-episode series, released weekly on YouTube. The series covers the evolution of the drum kit, rhythms, and genres while highlighting female identifying drummers and musicians.

The series starts 2000 BC, when all drummers were women, and continues all the way up to 2021. The purpose of the series is to present the female perspective that has often been left out in the history of music and illuminate the stories of many incredible drummers, who have been forgotten today. 

The producer behind the series, and host of the shows, is Finnish-born Vicky O'Neon, who is a drummer and educator based in the U.K. She is the co-founder of the non-profit music organizations Girls Rock London and Rock Donna as well as an active performer and creator. Some of her performance credits include Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Clean Bandit, and Drumathon Live. In 2020 she released two songs with Brian May from Queen.

Vicky has done in-depth research for this series to create an educational platform that brings female musicians to the front. This content will benefit professional musicians as well as students and the general public (of all genders); the aim is to educate people and reduce gender inequalities within the drum and music industry. The project is supported by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. There are subtitles in English and Swedish available, with more languages to be added by request.

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Tony Succar Signature Timbales
Latin Percussion (LP) has announced the release of two-time Latin Grammy Award winner Tony Succar’s Signature Timbales.

The drums are based on the popular Tito Puente model, and feature a stunning combination of Rainbow Chrome over brass shells complemented with Black Nickel hardware and Black LP drum heads.  The all-new plating offers distinct color variations every time, making every set one-of-a-kind. The 14/15 x 6.5-inch timbales are mounted on a heavy-duty, height-adjustable stand with an anti-rattle sleeve and diecast geared tilter. A sturdy cowbell bracket, timbale sticks, and tuning wrench are also included.

Tony Succar made history in 2019 when he became the youngest Latin Grammy award winner for Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album and is a premier example of the next generation of salsa and Latin jazz musicians. He has worked with an impressive array of notable artists including Tito Nieves, India, Jon Secada, Marc Anthony, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Judith Hill, and Obie Bermudez, among others. His latest projects include producing and co-directing the PBS documentary Roots of Latin Jazz, premiering in July 2021. His latest single, "Tu Mejor Equivocación," is a collaboration with Tik Tok sensation YX.

To find out more about the new Tony Succar Signature Timbales, visit

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