Tension Rod Music and Rittenhouse Soundworks Presents:
Carnival Caravan Music Retreat July 27-29, 2018
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.
2019 Schedule to be announced soon! We’re working on some BIG ideas for this year!
All workshops will be held at Rittenhouse Soundworks located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia. Presented by tensionrod music.
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.
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
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.
Carnival Caravan Music Retreat welcomes all ages however most participants will be adults. Participants under 15 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone.
Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
219 W Rittenhouse St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144