Drumset, Pandeiro, Maracatu and Zabumba
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 practice techniques and routines in this class as well. The maracatu percussion class will cover traditional and contemporary songs and breaks. The zabumba class will cover the basic techniques and rhythms for forró. All classes will include handouts and transcriptions of the material covered in class.
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.