Santana! ~ The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

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The 2015-16 Louisville Leopard Percussionists (4th-6th graders) rehearsing Black Magic Woman and Gypsy Queen taught by Leopard Alum Dani Markham. Peter Green wrote the lyrics and Fleetwood Mac first performed Black Magic Woman. This performance is based upon Santana’s cover of the song. The instrumental of Gypsy Queen was written by Hungarian Jazz guitarist, Gabor Szabo, and was performed by Santana as the second part of Black Magic Woman.

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.

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