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Percussionist seeking band or jamming opportunities. Prefer original music but would consider playing covers with the right mix and emphasizing our own interpretation. E-mail me at

I play djembe and congas, also cajon and other percussion, and see creating music as art. I have lots of experience performing, jamming, co-writing music and recording, and have played in rock, folk, indie, jazz, jam, and performance poetry bands. Though I have studied West African and Afro-Cuban drumming, my playing style is unique, melodic, and non-traditional. I am particularly interested in playing music in the folk/acoustic rock/indie/alternative/jam band vein.

In the tracks above you can hear me playing with my former band Psoas, and on various friends' recordings. I tried to pick snippets where you can hear the percussion well. (You can also hear these snippets as well as the full songs in my : s:///carolsundrum/sets/carol-pena-percussion-excerpts)

I have a day job, but want to play out.

Am hoping to join a band but am also open to just jamming.
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It's hard to disentangle "influences" from "bands I love," so here's a list of both (in no particular order): Zap Mama, Rusted Root, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Indigo Girls, Cowboy Junkies, the Beatles, Lisa Hannigan, Dave Matthews, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Sugar Cubes, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Cranberries, The Nields, Joni Mitchell, Tuck and Patti, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sheila Chandra, Voix Bulgares, Toumani Diabate, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Kronos Quartet, Oumou Sangare, Nil Lara, REM, Spearhead, Horse Flies...


Lots of beautiful hand drums and percussion instruments, carefully collected over the years