In collaboration with Audio Technica and James Lye, we conducted a drum tuning and studio recording workshop at Lasalle College of the Arts on the 24th of October.
On 7th November I will be conducting another such workshop for SMU students, this time, only drum tuning. Not long after I will be conducting a similar workshop for ITE Central students.
On the 21st of November, I am conducting a snare tuning workshop for anyone who wants to sign up. The location will depend on the number of people who sign up. It is free. Just drop me a message at 97254846 and we can talk from there.
We will have more courses in november and december, all free.
Pantheon Percussion: Pablo Calzado plays 35000 crowd in Malaysia with Wang Lee Hom
Pablo Calzado played for a massive 35 000 strong crowd in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, today as the drummer for international star Wang Lee Hom. Pablo plays an exclusive 10-ply 14 x 6.5 Maple snare with Amboynia Burl veneer, finished with brass and gold hardware. He tops it off with gorgeous 32-ply maple hoops with hoop-shaping and Bubinga inlay by Stellar drums. Check it out!
Wang Leehom (born May 17, 1976), sometimes credited as Leehom Wang, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and film director. He is currently based in Taiwan. Formally trained at the Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, his musical style is known for fusing Chinese elements (such as Beijing opera, traditional styles of ethnic minorities, Chinese classical orchestra) with hip-hop and R&B. Wang has been active since 1995 and contributed in 25 albums. He is also a four-time winner of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards, the “Grammys” of Taiwanese music. His concert at the Beijing Bird’s Nest on April 14, 2012 was the first solo pop concert to be held at the venue.
In addition to his music, Wang also acted in several films, including Ang Lee‘s Lust, Caution and Jackie Chan‘s film Little Big Soldier. He is an environmental activist, and his album Change Me was dedicated to raising eco-awareness among Chinese youth. Wang was one of the first torchbearers for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, and performed in the Olympics’ closing ceremony in Beijing. He was again a torchbearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, making him the only person in the Mandarin pop circle to have taken part in the event twice. He is a longtime ambassador for World Vision Taiwan and was appointed World Vision Malaysia’s 15th anniversary ambassador (from October 2011 to September 2012).
He was listed as one of Goldsea‘s “The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time”.