Women Drummers Break Barriers in Traditional Cuba Percussion

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  • A Boy's Club No More
  • Held Back by Religion and Bias
  • Into the Unknown
  • An Increase in Women Drummers
  • Technique and Taste
  • A Wave of Change

A Boys' Club No More

Traditionally considered a boys' club, Cuba’s rich percussion scene is now experiencing a boom in women drummers. Keep reading to learn more about those female pioneers who defiantly took up the instrument in the 1990s and the new generation following their lead.—Patrice Peck with reporting from AP. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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