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Getting to know the Brazilian percussion music-making community, one interview at a time with your hosts, Courtney and Dianna

Getting to know the Brazilian percussion music-making community, one interview at a time with your hosts, Courtney and Dianna

Location:

United States

Description:

Getting to know the Brazilian percussion music-making community, one interview at a time with your hosts, Courtney and Dianna

Language:

English

Contact:

5033090220


Episodes

Epi 84 Leandro Barsotti

1/16/2021
Leandro Barsotti directing his bateria. Repique mor! Samba drums and gear at GoSamba.net Bio: Leandro Barsotti is the founder and director of G.R.E.S. Estação Primeira de Lanús, which was founded in 2008. He is also the coordinator and director of the Rhythm Oficinas (workshops) of Estação Primeira de Lanús which trains students to be ritmistas of the samba school. He is also a percussionist with the samba group, Grupo Malandragem and of the Roda de Samba Bom Ambiente. This group has...

Duration:01:54:02

Epi 83 Thayane Cantanhêde

1/1/2021
Get your chocalho at GoSamba.net Chocalhos, straps, drums, and gear. Bio: Thayane Cantanhêde, is a percussion instructor and children’s musicalization teacher along with being a chocalho director in Rio's carnaval for over 10 years, and she is a reference when it comes to this instrument. In her history, she has collected several awards for her performance and contribution to carnival, such as: Sambanet Award for best bateria with GRES Estácio de Sá in 2010, the Trofeu Bateria Award as...

Duration:02:13:10

Epi 82 Ritmo Solidário, China do Estácio

12/11/2020
China do Estácio talks with us about his project Ritmo Solidário which give basic food and sanitation supplies to vulnerable members of Rio's samba school bateria members.

Duration:01:00:12

Epi 81 Brian Davis, Lions of Batucada, Pink Martini

12/3/2020
Brian Davis playing pandeiro. Drums and gear direct from Brazil. GoSamba.net Bio: Brian Lavern Davis was raised in Portland, Oregon, and his musical studies have taken him to India, Japan, New York, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Jamaica, and Brazil. His teachers include Jorge Alabe, Obo Addy, Yacub Addy, Jose Ricardo Santos; Ballet Folklorico do Bahia, Colin Walcott, Michael Spiro, Ailton Nunes, Keith Terry, Los Muñequitos de Mantanzas, Bruno Moraes (Mocidade Indepente de Padre Miguel), Jorge...

Duration:01:39:18

Epi 81 Brian Davis, Lions of Batucada, Pink Martini

12/3/2020
Brian Davis of Pink Martini and Lions of Batucada with a pandeiro. GoSamba.net Drums and gear from directly from Brazil. Bio: Brian Lavern Davis was raised in Portland, Oregon, and his musical studies have taken him to India, Japan, New York, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Jamaica, and Brazil. His teachers include Jorge Alabe, Obo Addy, Yacub Addy, Jose Ricardo Santos; Ballet Folklorico do Bahia, Colin Walcott, Michael Spiro, Ailton Nunes, Keith Terry, Los Muñequitos de Mantanzas, Bruno Moraes...

Duration:01:39:18

Epi 80 Hebert Bruno from DuettO

11/10/2020
Hebert Bruno with his repique mor Repique mor at GoSamba.net Samba drum, straps, bags and gear at GoSamba.net Shop Now Bio: Hebert Bruno grew up in a family of sambistas. His mother made costumes for the samba school for 15 years and his father was on the organizing board of his neighborhood samba school Só Vou se Você For. He started playing repique when he was 3 years old. He kept playing and as a young man met Lucas Eduardo, together they won the Repique De Ouro competition 3 times!...

Duration:02:03:36

Epi 79 Gabriel Lopes

10/27/2020
Gabriel Lopes is creating a lot of valuable resources for folks like you and me who love samba and want to learn more!

Duration:01:20:59

Epi 78 Darren Cottingham, AK Samba, New Zealand

10/15/2020
Darren Cottingham AK Samba, New Zealand. All kinds of Caixas at GoSamba.net Shop Now Support The Brazilian Beat Podcast at Ko-Fi/thebrazilianbeat GoSamba.net Bio: Darren Cottingham is the musical director of AKSamba in Auckland, New Zealand, where he's lived for the last 26 years. With his background as a TV and games composer, he writes much of AKSamba's repertoire as well as putting together occasional side projects involving other musicians. His interest lies in the fusion and...

Duration:01:35:03

Epi 77 Mestre Fred, London School of Samba

10/2/2020
Fred Turuka Musical Director, leading London School of Samba Samba Gear and accessories! Buy tamborims! Support the podcast at: Ko-Fi.com/thebrazilianbeat GoSamba.net Bio: Mestre Fred (Fred Turuka) is the Musical Director for the London School of Samba. He has been involved with many of the samba (and samba fusion) groups in London, including the musical director of Casa da Cachaca, Barking Bateria and Rhythms of Resistance and has been a director at B-Loco, Bloco Vida and Queijo...

Duration:01:43:09

Epi 76 Alexandre Garnizé, Part 2

9/16/2020
Alexandre Garnizé GoSamba.net sells Brazilian Percussion instruments! Shop Now Bio: Garnize’ was born in Camaragibe, a metropolitan region of Recife Pernambuco, but he now lives in Rio de Janeiro. Versatility, talent and attitude are the trademarks of this multifaceted percussionist who has traveled the world to represent his community and Afro-Brazilian and Northeastern culture. Garnize’s passion for music started in the terreiros of Candomble when he was a young boy. He is an...

Duration:01:43:48

Epi 75 Alexandre Garnizé, Part 1

9/4/2020
Brazilian instruments and gear at GoSamba.net Shop Garnize Bio: Garnize’ was born in Camaragibe, a metropolitan region of Recife Pernambuco, but he now lives in Rio de Janeiro. Versatility, talent and attitude are the trademarks of this multifaceted percussionist who has traveled the world to represent his community and Afro-Brazilian and Northeastern culture. Garnize’s passion for music started in the terreiros of Candomble when he was a young boy. He is an ethnomusicologist, scholar of...

Duration:01:49:39

Epi 74 Mestra Thaís Rodrigues

8/18/2020
Mestra Thaís shares her inspiring story with us!

Duration:01:24:38

Epi 73 Mestre Junior

8/5/2020
Mestre Junior on the Avenida! Brazilian drums at GoSamba.net Bio: Mestre Junior started in Portela in 1997 and went through several samba schools such as the Grande Rio, Unidos da Tijuca, Mocidade Independente, Beija Flor, Viradouro among others He started as a director in the bloco badalo de Santa Teresa and from there he was a director in the neighboring hall where he was already a drummer and so he arrived in Rocinha as a director and today as a Mestre. Mestre Junior was also a...

Duration:01:31:43

Epi 72 Lucas Eduardo from DuettO

7/24/2020
Lucas is full of positive energy it was really nice to spend a couple of hours with him picking his brain about the repique.

Duration:02:01:04

Epi 71 Bruno Vinezof, Maracatu Texas

7/10/2020
Bruno Vinezof playing pandeiro Alfaia skins at GoSamba.net Check them out! Bio: Bruno Vinezof – Bruno is a native of Pernambuco-Brazil. Born in Olinda, a city where the traditional arts and culture are stronger than ever, Bruno has extensive experience with a wide variety of musical styles. He has participated in ensembles performing Afoxé, maracatu, forró and coco, as well as in modern bands - always with the influences of his musical roots. He has played with artists such as: Rabecado,...

Duration:01:42:55

Epi 70 Vincent Bonnet with tips on recording baterias!

6/29/2020
Vincent explains what its like to be a French man living in Rio and playing samba. He also tells us what equipment he uses for recording baterias.

Duration:02:23:26

Epi 69 Caio do Repique

6/12/2020
Caio do Repique started playing with Viradouro Samba School when he was 10 years old! Not only playing in the bateria, but calling in the bateria!! Caio is now 12 years old and is our youngest podcast guest! Caio and his mom Chris tell us about what it is like to be Viradouro's Mascot and what it is like to call in 300 drummers!

Duration:01:09:41

Epi 68 Francisco Machado

6/3/2020
Francisco Machado Bio: Curriculum My name is Francisco Machado and I am a professional and music lover. At 9 years old I had contact with the world of music in social projects for low-income young people. I am very grateful for that! My main instrument is the ganzá, an afro-indigenous rattle widely used in samba and other Brazilian rhythms. I studied blowing (flute, baroque and pife), guitar, singing and percussion. I started my musical training in percussion at Bloco das Carmelitas,...

Duration:02:21:19

Epi 67 Ami Molinelli

5/14/2020
Ami gives us a beautiful history of choro and how it ties into the origins of samba.

Duration:01:33:32

Epi 66 Dr. Jason Koontz from Eastern Kentucky University

5/2/2020
Conversation with Dr. Jason Koontz about his percussion life and his projects at Eastern Kentucky University.

Duration:01:04:49