and welcome to the World Wide Web home of the Banda Brothers, Ramon and
This site will introduce you to these two talented brothers,
their various musical projects, rich musical history, including the 24 years
they spent as anchors of the Grammy Award-winning
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz group.
web site will also
introduce you to their hand-crafted "Shekeres". These
beautiful beaded gourds have become favorites to many of the
world's leading percussionists. Update!
The brothers were commissioned by the Smithsonian Institute in
Washington, DC to create a Shekere for their new exhibit,
Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta. This bi-lingual
exhibition explores the history, cultural context, musicians,
places, instruments, and dance aesthetic behind the development of
this musical genre. The Shekere pictured below will be on the fifteen city four year tour
across the United States and the Caribbean.
You will soon be able to purchase Banda
Brothers Shekeres here on this web site, stay tuned for further
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links as well as updated articles and performance
The Banda Brothers