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Glen Velez

perc, *1949 US, Dallas
Singer / Musician / Composer of Jazz, World and Folk

American percussionist, vocalist, composer and teacher, born 1949, specializing in frame drums from around the world. He has created his own musical style inspired by both Western percussion and frame drum performance styles from around the world. His concerts include an array of instruments such as the Egyptian riq (a small, intricately inlaid tambourine), the Irish bodhran (a large single-headed drum), and the North African tar (an instrument of desert nomads).

  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
  • Electronic
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Existence: Life on Rumi Symphony Project: Untold by Hafez Nazeri
Drumming: Part IV - Snippet on Minimalism for the Mind by Philip Glass, Michael Nyman & Steve Reich
Drumming: Part IV - Excerpt on Minimalism for the Mind by Philip Glass, Michael Nyman & Steve Reich
Untold: Stage I: The Quest on Rumi Symphony Project: Untold by Hafez Nazeri
Untold: Stage II: Love on Rumi Symphony Project: Untold by Hafez Nazeri
Creation (Om): Dark Matter on Rumi Symphony Project: Untold by Hafez Nazeri
Awakening on Nafas by Rabih Abou-Khalil
Window on Nafas by Rabih Abou-Khalil
Untold: Stage III: Understanding on Rumi Symphony Project: Untold by Hafez Nazeri
Eternal Return: Eternity on Rumi Symphony Project: Untold by Hafez Nazeri

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Rhythms Of The Chakras Volume 2Glen Velez2008Album
External CombustionGlen Velez2005Album
Rhythms Of AwakeningGlen Velez2005Album
Breathing RhythmsGlen Velez2000Album
I Ritmi Dei ChakraGlen Velez1999Album
Rhythms Of The ChakrasGlen Velez1998Album
Rhythmcolor ExoticaGlen Velez1997Album
On the Cliffs of the HeartDavid Rothenberg / Glen Velez / Graeme Boone1995Album
Earth, Sun & MoonI Giullari Di Piazza featuring guest artists Glen Velez, Steve Gorn1995Album
Ars MoriendeJonas Hellborg With Glen Velez1994Album
GiletNicola Alesini, Andrea Alberti, Gianluca Taddei Featuring Glen Velez & Layne Redmond1993Album
Border StatesGlen Velez With Howard Levy1993Album
Pan ErosGlen Velez1993Album
Acqua Di MareVincenzo Rao Camemi / Shamàl Featuring Glen Velez1992Album
Doctrine Of SignaturesGlen Velez1991Album
RamanaGlen Velez1991Album
Assyrian RoseGlen Velez1989Album
NafasRabih Abou-Khalil w/ Selim Kusur · Glen Velez · Setrak Sarkissian1988Album
Seven HeavenGlen Velez1987Album
Internal CombustionGlen Velez1985Album
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