School of Music Visiting Artist
Kirk Brundage is a REMO Artist, author of the "AFRO-BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION GUIDE" book series and has self-released two percussion CDs. He has performing and recording with different styles of groups including the Latin Grammys with Brazilian pop-star Daniela Mercury, a show with The Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and a recording for Lincoln with Grammy-artist Beck.
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn various Brazilian carnaval rhythms including: maracatu, batucada, samba reggae & frevo baiano—as played by some of the most prominent groups of those styles (Estrela Brilhante, Salgueiro, Olodum and Timbalada). Attendees will also discover connections between the carnaval rhythms and the sacred music of candomble, plus understand the historical and cultural significance of the music through songs. Ideas for getting the right sound and feel will also be discussed.