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Karmi Santiago's Hit It Like a Girl 2012 entry.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Pinay drummer Karmi Santiago won third place in the international drumming competition for women, Hit Like A Girl 2012. According to the report, "The contest received hundreds of video entries from female drummers as young as eight and as old as 55, based in 30 countries."
The report quoted Santiago's message on her Facebook page: "Thanks for your love and support. Thanks HLAG (Hit Like A Girl) for giving us an opportunity to share our talent to the world. Kudos to all HLAG contestants." ABS-CBNNews.com noted that "as third placer, Santiago will receive $1,500 worth of drumming gear from TRX, Vater, Evans, SKB, and Alfred." It was also revealed that "Santiago has been playing the drums for 10 years and has covered almost all music genres."
ABS-CBNNews.com nothed that Santiago—along with grand prize winner D'Arcus "dbaby" Curry from the U.S. and second place winner Angieszka "AgaDrummer" Matusczak from Poland—"will [also] be featured in DRUM! and Tom Tom magazines, as well as on DrumChannel.com and Enter Music Network affiliates DRUMmagazine.com, DrummerCafe.com, DrummerConnection.com, OnlineDrummer.com, and SickDrummerMagazine.com."
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