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Bomba drum-making: Keeping the tradition alive with Joe Santiago

Joe Santiago keeps a little black book with all his secrets to drum-building scratched inside. "I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you," he joked in a Jan. 24, 2017, interview. Santiago says he hopes to pass the tradition of making bomba drums along to the next generation....

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Joe Santiago keeps a little black book with all his secrets to drum-building scratched inside. "I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you," he joked in a Jan. 24, 2017, interview. Santiago says he hopes to pass the tradition of making bomba drums along to the next generation. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa, Chris Ware)