Explore traditional and contemporary Venezuelan music styles, with a particular focus on Afro-Venezuelan repertoire. Exciting rhythms including calypso, joropo and golpe de tambor will be covered. The ensemble will culminate in a performance at the Jazzschool in Hardymon Hall! Open to all instruments: percussion (congas, hand percussion), Venezuelan cuatros, vocals, woodwind and brass instruments, piano, bass, and drumset. Highly recommended for students who have taken the Afro-Venezuelan percussion and Venezuelan cuatro classes with Jackie Rago in the past. Prerequisites: Intermediate to advanced players with the ability to play standard grooves as applied to your instrument.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
9/18 – 11/27 (10 weeks) no class 11/20
Performance date: Tuesday 12/4
Jackie Rago • $415
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