About Brandon Marger 
Brandon Marger has been bringing Afro-Latin rhythms to the Western MA area for over twenty years as both a performing musician and a dedicated teacher. Brandon plays the authentic instruments and traditional rhythms of Latin American and the Caribbean, with a strong focus on the musics of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Besides playing these musics in their native forms, Brandon also adapts these instruments and rhythms to modern musical styles such as jazz, funk, reggae, and a wide range of popular musics.

Brandon Marger has studied at the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba in La Habana, and at the  Balé Folclórico da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, as well as with master percussionists here in the New England area. During a career that has lasted more than two decades Brandon has performed with dozens of bands throughout the Americas, accompanied a variety of Afro-Latin dance classes, and performed with several folkloric music and dance groups. Brandon’s extensive experience as a performing musician is one of the cornerstones of his teaching.

Brandon Marger has been teaching Afro-Latin drumming and percussion since 1991. Brandon is able to teach both ensemble classes and private lessons. He has taught special workshops at many of the region’s colleges. Brandon teaches students of all ability levels, from people with no previous musical training to veteran musicians who are looking to learn something new. 

Brandon Marger is available for:
Teaching private lessons in his studio ‘El Bohío’
Special workshops, ensemble classes and teaching residencies
Recording studio session work
Gigging and performances
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Brandon Marger plays the following drums and percussion instruments:


Agogô, apito, atabaques, berimbau de barriga, caxixi, chocalho, cuica, ganzá, pandeiro, pau de chuva,   reco-reco, requinto, tamborím, tarol, timbal, surdo


Batá, bombo criollo, bongó, cencerro, claves, chéquere, guataca, güiro cubano, katá, maracas, timbales, tumbadoras, sartenes

Dominican Republic

Güira, tambora

Puerto Rico

Barriles de bomba, cuá, güicharo jíbaro, panderetas de plena

Click here to download Brandon Marger’s musical CV.

Just another day at “the office” for Brandon Marger: performing beachside at the Tradewinds Resort in St. Petersburg FL.