Latin Percussion


Latin Percussion, also known as LP, is a brand of percussion instruments, specializing in ethnic instruments and Latin percussion.

Latin Percussion
Founded1964; 58 years ago (1964), New York, New York
FounderMartin Cohen
Area served
ProductsPercussion instruments
ParentDrum Workshop
A pair of Latin Percussion conga drums.


LP was founded in New York City in 1964 by Martin Cohen. As the company expanded, they added imported lines to their catalog, and also became an exporter.

Company informationEdit

In 2002 LP was purchased by Kaman Music Corporation and operated as its independent subsidiary within Kaman's music distribution segment.[1]

In 2008, LP was purchased by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.[2]

In 2014, LP was purchased by Drum Workshop.[3]


In 2001 Martin Cohen received a Special Recognition Award from the International Latin Music Hall of Fame for his contributions during nearly 40 years in the music industry.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kaman Corp. Acquires Latin Percussion, Inc". 2002-10-21. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  2. ^ "Fender to Buy Kaman Music Corp". 18 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Drum Workshop Purchases Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, and KAT Percussion from Fender's KMC Subsidiary". 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ LP's martin Cohen Honored by Intl. Latin Music Hall of Fame, Music Trades, July 2001

External linksEdit

  • LP home page
  • About LP
  • Martin Cohen Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2006)