Rhythm Tour of Brazil

Rhythm Tour of Brazil

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Overview & Registration

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Overview

Best known for samba, Brazil has many diverse and vibrant musical styles throughout the country. In this class, we will learn the percussion rhythms of the samba school drum line, as well as other regions of Brazilian percussion and see how to play them in a jazz ensemble or band setting. This includes bossa nova and samba from Rio, Forró rhythms such as baião, côco and forró from the northeast, congada rhythms from Minas and the rhythmic connections of the African diaspora that tie in Brazil, Latin America and the U.S. Instruments include pandeiros, conga drums, shakers, tamborims, reco reco, triangle, caxixi, tan tam, surdos, agogo, etc. etc. Bring your own instrument and instruments will be provided.

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
4/10 – 6/5 (9 weeks)
Ami Molinelli • $375

Registration

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Syllabus

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DEPARTMENT: Drums

Teacher contact: Ami Molinelli

AMolinelli@cjc.edu

COURSE TITLE: Drills, Rudiments and Rituals for The Jazz Drummer

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Best known for samba, Brazil has many diverse and vibrant musical styles throughout the country. In this class, we will learn the percussion rhythms of the samba school drum line, as well as other regions of Brazilian percussion and see how to play them in a jazz ensemble or band setting. This includes bossa nova and samba from Rio, Forró rhythms such as baião, côco and forró from the northeast, congada rhythms from Minas and the rhythmic connections of the African diaspora that tie in Brazil, Latin America and the U.S. Instruments include pandeiros, conga drums, shakers, tamborims, reco reco, triangle, caxixi, tan tam, surdos, agogo, etc. etc. Bring your own instrument and instruments will be provided.
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Instructor

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Ami Molinelli (percussion)

MFA Cal Arts. Co-leader of Grupo Falso Baiano. Performance and recording credits include Luciana Souza, Hamilton de Holanda, Jovino Santos Neto, Danilo Britto, Nilson Matta, Romero Lubambo, Jai Uttal, George Duke.
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