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Martin Cohen

Martin Cohen founded Latin Percussion (LP) back in the early '60s with almost no money in his pocket — which often begs the question — how did this Jewish guy from Bronx, NY launch a musical instrument company that would later grow into the largest percussion manufacturer in the world?

Not only has the LP brand been in existence for over 50 years, but it is also the only musical instrument company to have assembled a group world-class drummers and percussionists to grow its market around the world.

LP Original 1964 Bongos

In a unique video presentation, Martin Cohen (aka CongaHead) tells of how the first LP instrument, a set of mahogany bongos, was conceived and created in 1964. That very same bongo was recreated in 2014 as the 50th Anniversary model (LP Original 1964 Bongos) that has already become the go to bongo by some of the leading percussionist on the planet.