Participants will learn to create their own rhythms in an intuitive, spontaneous way! Brazilian instruments will be available as well as buckets, plastic oil pans and anything that can make sound. Learn to play traditional and contemporary Brazilian grooves like Samba, Baião and Samba-Reggae. And enjoy playing as an ensemble with an instructor who has performed for celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Pope John II and the 14th Dalai Lama!
Wednesday, April 19th from 6-7pm at the Homer High School Band Room
Eduardo Mendonça began his professional life as a teacher and high school principal, but the lure of the stage was irresistible. He won several awards as a songwriter in Brazil and performed widely throughout the country. A native of the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia, Eduardo has a deep knowledge of Afro-Brazilian traditions. Here in the United States, he has found a way to combine his love of performing with his skills as a professional educator. Eduardo is also Music Director for iBuildBridges Foundation.
Please RSVP! There is no charge for this workshop, though you are welcome to donate online HERE or bring cash or check to the workshop.