Some of Brandon’s Recent Performances

On Sunday afternoon of the July 4th holiday weekend Brandon performed with Changes In Latitudes at a “Bon Voyage” party for the restored whaling ship Charles W. Morgan in New Bedford, MA, culminating a week of activities surrounding the Morgan’s return to the port from which it was launched in 1841.

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On the Sunday before July 4 Brandon performed with Changes In Latitudes for an audience of several thousand people on Independence Park’s large concert stage in Bristol, Rhode Island. After the show they found out that they had broken all previous attendance records for performances in that park.

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When he’s not out on the road performing with the band, Brandon Marger stays busy teaching students how to play conga drums and other afro-latin percussion in his studio ‘El Bohío’ in Hadley. From time to time he is also asked to teach drumming workshops at colleges and universities throughout the region. In February Brandon was asked to teach such a workshop at Amherst College for the African & Caribbean Student Union.

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With the 1,500 mile weeks, the three-shows-in-a-row weekends and the overnight bus rides, Brandon got more than a little behind with his Travel Blog over the summer. Check out the Summer 2013 Wrap-up to see some of the high points of Brandon’s summer performance season.  

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During the first official weekend of summer Brandon Marger was out cruising around with Changes In Latitudes, performing in Boston MA, Akron OH and Saratoga NY.

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At the end of April Brandon Marger was back out on the road again with Changes In Latitudes. This time the bus was pointed southwest, towards Lexington, KY.

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Just as spring began to do its thing here in the Pioneer Valley, Brandon Marger found himself  heading north right back into a winter wonderland. The destination was the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, where he was scheduled to play a pair of shows on an outdoor stage at the base of the ski slopes with Changes In Latitudes.

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After returning from a three week tour of Florida little more than a week ago, and with barely enough time to wash all of that dirty laundry, the first weekend in March found Brandon Marger once again climbing back into the Changes in Latitudes van, this time heading west to Pennsylvania.

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Welcome to the website of multi-percussionist Brandon Marger. Brandon is a performer and teacher of the Afro-Latin rhythms and percussion instruments from the Caribbean and South America. Brandon performs folkloric rhythms and musics in their traditional contexts, and also brings those rhythms to modern music in creative ways. Brandon is fluent in the musical cultures of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil, and is familiar with many other rhythms, instruments and musics that exist throughout the West African diaspora in the Americas.

This website contains information about Brandon Marger’s teaching and performing careers, current and past projects, his complete performance schedule, audio and video clips of his music, information about the diverse variety of percussion instruments that he plays, tales of his travels and more. Most of the smaller photos on these pages will open to full sized photos with just a quick click of the mouse button, so click away and enjoy!

This website is updated often, so check back every once in a while to keep up with new information, view new content and enjoy new features as they are added.

Brandon Marger teaches people of all ages and experience levels how to play conga drums and other Afro-Latin percussion. Brandon Marger offers private lessons and ensemble classes in his teaching studio. He is also available for specialized workshops and teaching residencies at outside institutions.

Click here for more information about learning to play conga drums and other Afro-Latin percussion.

Upcoming Performances & Events

April 2018
Friday April 13                  4:30 – 9:30 PM
private event with Changes In Latitudes
Sunday River Ski Resort - Bethel, ME

Saturday April 14                  11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Afro-Caribbean Master Dance Class - African American Dance Symposium
Kirby Memorial Theater
Amherst College - Amherst, MA

Click here to view Brandon’s full 2018 Schedule of Performances & Events
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