Women Drummers Break Barriers in Traditional Cuba Percussion

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

An Increase in Women Drummers

"From the 1990s to today, the girls have begun studying percussion [more] and the number of those who have graduated is great," Mercedes Lay, a percussionist and musicologist who works with the governmental Center for Research of Cuban Music, told AP.

(Photo: AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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