Brazilian Drum Workshop

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Brazilian Drum Workshop

Spring 2021

Taught By: Scott Kettner

Section: A

CRN: 3333

Credits: 2

For years, most Americans have associated Brazil with samba and bossa nova, overlooking the numerous regional rhythms and music styles which are tremendously popular throughout Brazil. A perfect example is Maracatu- a dynamic rhythm from the northeast, propulsive and dramatic, steeped in African traditions with heavy religious overtones. This class will explore the traditional Maracatu rhythms, instruments and songs from the northeast of Brazil. Students will learn to sing in Portuguese as well as perform complex rhythmic breaks and percussion arrangements. Drummers and non drummers alike are encouraged to participate in this class. Participants will experience NYC's biggest carnival party - The NYC Village Halloween Parade. Come join us as we parade up 6th Ave with up to 75 Maracatu drummers and millions of revelers. No prior drumming experience is required. For drummers we will also apply some of the percussion patterns to the drum set.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:25am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 1:00pm - 2:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 624

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021