Drum News
Drummer Cafe 20th Anniversary
  • Subscribe
Pin it
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.

In a unique video presentation, Martin Cohen (aka CongaHead) tells how the Vibraslap was conceived and created.

Cohen spoke with percussionist, Bob Rosengarden, who encouraged him to create a jawbone (ie. vibraslap) that did't break. So after many weeks spent in the basement, came the creation of the LP Vibraslap — with its same design for over 50 years.