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World Rhythms: Conga Drum Workshop

World Rhythms: Conga Drum Workshop

  • Instrumental
  • International
  • School of Music workshop
  • World

Come join percussionist and composer Julian Loida to learn the basic techniques including open tones, closed slaps, open slaps, and bass tones of the conga drum.  Also included will be rhythms from Rhythm-and-Blues, funk, Motown, and jazz musics as well as introductory rhythms from Cuban and Brazilian folkloric traditions.  Julian will display approaches to improvising with these rhythms in both a solo and band context.  Auxiliary instruments such as maracas, güiro, chekeré, and palito patterns will be covered in this class upon request.

Watch Julian perform: Ina

Watch Julian perform: Mojuba

This workshop will take place from 2:00-4:00pm.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.

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