Cancelled - Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

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Event Date: 
March 22, 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 extending our collaboration 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 Bloco Gavião, 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.

Workshops will be offered at Capoeira Angola Center on:

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p

A special session will be offered at Spurlock Museum's WorldFest on:
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45p

free and open to the public
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