Learn the style, rhythm and technique of salsa vocal music while learning to play Latin hand percussion instruments. The instructor provides instruments like guiro, maracas and claves to use each week. As the term progresses, vocal students join forces with the Salsa II instrumental ensemble to develop a full performance set. Representative songs include “Tres Días de Carnaval” (Celia Cruz), “La Rebelión” (Joe Arroyo) and “Brujería” (El Gran Combo). Prerequisites: previous singing experience or basic technique training. All songs are in Spanish, but fluency is not required to participate.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
1/9 – 3/13 (10 weeks)
Edgardo Cambón • $400
Edgardo Cambón (percussion, voice)
Bandleader for 26 years of the renowned salsa band “Edgardo & Candela.” Toured throughout South America, Europe, and Africa since 1986. LP (Latin Percussion Co.) endorser. Performed or recorded with Jesús “Chucho” Valdés (Irakere), Eddie Palmieri, Carlos Santana, José Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Orestes Vilató, Salsa Romántica Stars Jerry Rivera and Eddie Santiago, Keith Terry and “Crosspulse,” Omar Sosa, Jeff Narell, Andy Narell, Sovosó (formerly Bobby McFerrin’s “Voicestra”) Mike Spiro, Karl Perazzo and Rebeca Mauleón.