Grand Performances will present Nação de Maracatu Estrela Brilhante do Recife's Tale of Two Nations project this coming August 17, 2013 as part of our free summer concert series.
We invite you to join us on Friday, May 17 for a presentation by noted percussionist Scott Kettner, that will discuss the history, culture, religion and music of Maracatu de Baque Virado from Recife, Brazil. It will include behind the scenes photos of the religious ceremonies, the preparation for carnival and the cultural manifestations of Maracatu.
This is an opportunity to learn about the unique history of Maracatu and how the slaves adapted the European, Indigenous and African elements to form Maracatu over 400 years ago and will investigate the concept of "tradition" and how the maracatu groups are struggling to maintain their traditions in a globalized society while also staying current in the modern world.
When: Friday, May 17, 2013 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Where: Consulate General of Brazil 8484 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 300 Beverly Hills 90211
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (space is limited)
Please check in at the security desk; the event is being held in the Vinicius de Moraes room.
Parking is available at the building's underground parking garage for $10.00.
Do you participate in drum circles? Tap your fingers on the steering wheel to that great song on the radio? Did you play the drums in high school marching band? If so and you have an interest in Brazilian music - then this workshop is for you, your friends and family. We will have some drums, gongs and hand percussion instruments available.
Join us for a A 60-90 minute interactive workshop led by Scott Kettner (author, "Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion") for the whole community.
Grand Performances will present Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante do Recife and Nation Beat in "A Tale of Two Nations" project this coming August 17, 2013. Workshop participants are invited to participate in that evening's concert procession.
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Grand Performances @ California Plaza
1. participant(s) full name
2. home zip code
3. drumming proficiency level: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
4. how you heard about the workshop
5. what instrument(s) you will bring
Parking in the California Plaza Garage will be validated. directions and a map can be found here.