Sound and Sight, LLC president Andrew Turpening has performed hundreds of concerts with a variety of artists. Please enjoy the concert videos below from the past several years of Andrew's performing career . . .
In the winter of 2020, Andrew performed all six instruments of a Cuban rumba by himself, and then added a seventh instrument, timbales, as a solo instrument (typically timbales are not found in rumba). The track is called 'Andrew's Rumba'.
In May of 2018, Andrew recorded this improvised percussion solo on a set of large metal pipes called a gamelan. For more information about this session, please click on 'Projects' above and click on the 'Didge-i-Drum' page.
In February of 2020, Andrew had the opportunity of a lifetime to perform with legendary Cuban timba band Bamboleo in Havana, Cuba. Andrew plays drum set in this video (Cuban timba is a form of salsa, and one of timba's signature elements is the addition of drum set to the traditional instruments of salsa).
Andrew has performed percussion with many salsa legends from Latin America. In the two videos below, he performs with Puerto Rican singers Edgar Joel and Willie Gonzalez. Andrew plays timbales in these videos, one of his principal instruments, which was made popular in the mid-20th Century by percussionist/composer Tito Puente.
In June of 2019, Andrew performed with Dominican salsa legend Raulin Rosendo. In this song, 'Uno Se Cura' (One Cures Themselves), Andrew is featured during a timbale solo.
In 2015, Andrew was interviewed by Karen Sunderman, whose program The Playlist features artists of northern Minnesota (Andrew was living in Duluth at the time of this interview). Andrew discusses his creative process, his study of music harmony and Cuban percussion, and writing music for the debut album of his band enTraance.