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Tension Rod Music and Rittenhouse Soundworks Presents:

Carnival Caravan Music Retreat July 27-29, 2018


 Carnival Caravan Retreat drummers - 2017

Carnival Caravan Retreat drummers - 2017

Carnival Caravan Music Retreat directed by drummer/percussionist Scott Kettner, offers a unique and intimate program where you will have the opportunity to explore Scott's hybrid approach to playing music from Brazil and New Orleans.  

This year we welcome accordion master Rob Curto to direct the forró ensemble and repertoire class for all instrumentalists.

Whether you’re an instrumentalists seeking to improve your understanding of harmony, a drummer looking to expand your rhythmic vocabulary or a seasoned percussionist eager to improve your skills, CCMR will offer a unique musical experience unlike any other.


 

WHEN:

July 27-29, 2018

WHERE:

Rittenhouse Soundworks located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia.

219 W Rittenhouse St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

CONTACT:

carnivalretreat@gmail.com

 Rob Curto - Forró Ensemble & Repertoire Classes - 2018

Rob Curto - Forró Ensemble & Repertoire Classes - 2018

 Forró class with Rob Curto and Scott Kettner - 2017

Forró class with Rob Curto and Scott Kettner - 2017

 Pandeiro Classes for all levels

Pandeiro Classes for all levels

 Explore hybrid drum set grooves, techniques and rudiments with Scott Kettner.

Explore hybrid drum set grooves, techniques and rudiments with Scott Kettner.

SCHEDULE

 Schedule subject to change.

Schedule subject to change.

 

All workshops will be held at Rittenhouse Soundworks located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia.  Presented by tensionrod music.

 All workshops will be held at Rittenhouse Soundworks located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia

All workshops will be held at Rittenhouse Soundworks located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia

 

FACULTY

 

SCOTT KETTNER

Drumset, Pandeiro, Maracatu and Forró Ensemble

My drumset workshops explore concepts and ideas for orchestrating maracatu and forró rhythms onto the drumset.  We will also study methods for morphing them with New Orleans second line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms.  Pandeiro classes will start with basic technique exercises and build into traditional and contemporary grooves.  We will discuss looping methods and practice techniques in this class as well.  The maracatu percussion class will cover traditional and contemporary songs and breaks.  I really look forward to sharing this music and learning with you!

BIO: When Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of Brooklyn. A master percussionist, bandleader and educator, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythms find common ground in the primal maracatu rhythm of Brazil’s northeastern region, the Big Easy’s funky, hypnotic second-line and strolling Mardi Gras Indians, and the unfettered freedom of big-city downtown jazz.

ROB CURTO

Forro for Instrumentalists and Forro Ensemble
*Class descriptions coming soon!

BIO: Rob Curto (Accordion/Piano/Composer) is widely regarded as the foremost ambassador of Brazilian Forró, in the United States. An early devotee of American swing music, jazz piano, rock and blues, he has combined these influences with his mastery of the Brazilian counterparts forró, choro and samba to produce stunning new results. He has performed extensively in Brazil, completely absorbing and interpreting the country’s musical traditions. From 2004 to 2011, Rob toured extensively with Grammy Award winning Mexican-American singer Lila Downs, and brilliant Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, and other world music luminaries. Rob’s band Matuto has been selected as Cultural Ambassadors by the US State Department for tours in China, Thailand, Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He is also a teacher for Carnegie Hall's outreach programs Musical Connections and the Lullaby Project.

REGISTRATION & PRICING

All workshop activities and performances will be held at Rittnehouse Soundworks located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia. 

Early Bird Special (April 16-May 13)

  • All Access Pass: $295
  • Two Day Pass: $245
  • One Day Pass: $165

Regular Price (May 14-July 27)

  • All Access Pass: $325
  • Two Day Pass: $275
  • One Day Pass: $175

 

Your decision to register constitutes your acknowledgement of and consent to all of the registration, payment and cancellation terms and conditions listed below:

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS:

  • Extra Early Bird Special ends on April 15, 2018.
  • Early Bird Special April 16-May 13, 2018.
  • All rates are per-person
  • All rates are subject to Tax and the Service & Processing Fee

CANCELLATION: All payments and deposits are refundable up to 7 days before event.
 

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE:

By registering, you hereby release Scott Kettner, Tension Rod Music and Rittenhouse Soundworks, its employees, and all associated entities, from all claims, liabilities, loss to property, damages, injuries, etc. arising out of or in connection with your participation in any aspect at Carnival Caravan Music Retreat

PHOTO RELEASE:

Carnival Caravan Music Retreat and Rittenhouse Soundworks reserves the right to take photos and/or video during. the retreat and to use such photos and/or video for advertising and marketing purposes. By registering for Carnival Caravan Music Retreat, you agree to release your photograph without compensation and understand that Carnival Caravan Music Retreat and Rittenhouse Soundworks reserves all rights in regard to reproduction of said photograph.

MINOR POLICY:

Carnival Caravan Music Retreat welcomes all ages however most participants will be adults.  Participants under 15 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone.

 

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Contact Us

Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

 

219 W Rittenhouse St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

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