Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

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Event Date: 
March 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is collaborating with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Three classes will be offered on:

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p

free and open to the public
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