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.


Background

Our 2017 maiden voyage was a huge success and we look forward to expanding our curriculum in 2018.  Author of Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion Scott Kettner, has been conducting masterclasses and workshops around the world since 2002.  Scott has led cultural exchange programs and groups of students to Brazil’s Carnival and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras.  He has conducted many cultural exchange programs in the United States where he partnered with Lincoln Center Out of Doors and received a grant from the NEA to bring Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante to tour the US in collaboration with his group Nation Beat (A Tale of Two Nations).    Scott’s devotion to teaching and performing together with his love of music and culture from Brazil and NOLA have naturally culminated into Carnival Caravan Music Retreat, a weekend-long music camp for all musicians.

Drummers, percussionists and instrumentalists are invited to attend a weekend drum intensive at Rittenhouse Soundworks located in the historic district of Germantown, Philadelphia. Come join us for a weekend packed full of workshops and cultural activities designed to bring your playing and knowledge of this music to the next level.

 

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.

Explore hybrid drum set grooves, techniques and rudiments.