OUR FACULTY

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2018 Session One

Ailton Nunes

Advanced Bateria

Ailton, the former director of the bateria of Mangueira Escola de Samba, will teach styles from different baterias, both current and traditional.

 

Alessandro Cardozo

Advanced Cavaquinho, Advanced Pagode

Class desciption coming soon.

Alessandro Penezzi

Advanced choro ensemble

My Choro Harmony class will offer professional and amateur musicians a detailed harmonic study of Brazilian Choro. We will analyze some of the more common harmonies used in Choro and develop an understanding of their use in composition.

alessandropenezzi.com

Alvaro Reys

Advanced Samba No Pé and Gafieira

SAMBA NO PÉ
Lively samba dance, using dynamic and creative body movements.

Brian Davis

Beginning bateria

The goal of my class is to give students a good foundation in the basics of Samba Batucada (including syncopations, rhythms, entrances, exits) with exercises for technique and continued practice, and everyone up and playing. Good for developing and expanding what you know, plus an opportunity to learn new instruments. read more>


Brian Rice

Advanced Choro Pandeiro

We will cover Choro and Samba as well as other Brazilian musical styles using traditional, and modern techniques, like those of Marcos Suzano.

brianrice.com

Chico Pinheiro

Advanced Guitar

In the advanced guitar class, we will explore the universe of Brazilian music, including its influences, styles and trends, focusing particularly on (1) the guitar and its importance and role in this universe.
(2) the guitar vocabulary used in song and instrumental music today in Brazil, applying it to composition, comping and improvisation. read more>

chicopinheiro.com.br

Dudu Fuentes

Percussion Ensemble

We'll explore the use of samba school instruments—caixa, repique, rocar, tamborim, agogô, and surdos—playing a variety of rhythms other than samba.

Francois de Lima

Gafieira Big Band

Workshop (class): Studies and practice on interpretation, language and suingue (feeling) applied to MPB in general, more specifically to Gafieira. Interpretation of Jazz themes using Brazilian language (suingue). Fusion: Samba-Jazz
Big Band Gafieira: Joint practice of the Brazilian language on the musical genre, Gafieira! Application of the studies taught in class (workshops) in practice with the various naipes (instruments) seeking to develop knowledge of the original Brazilian way of playing in groups, arrangements of consecrated national composers such as João Bosco, Altamiro Carrilho, Pixinguinha .... .

Guinga

Songs of Guinga

A unique opportunity to be with one on the great composers/musicians in Brazil. Guinga's class explores his music, his approach to it, and the joy of making it. All are welcomed to participate. guinga.com

 

Jorge Alabê

Candomble percussion and song

Jorge will be teaching two classes - First, an advanced drumming for the orixas (afro/brazilian religious drumming) and then, a class on the songs that go with the drumming for the orixas. This class is open to all students. jorgealabe.comsambamasterclass.com

Marcio Peeter

Bahian ensemble

Marcio will be instructing the percussion for the Bahian Ensemble,an ensemble for vocalists and all instrumentalists. More information coming soon.

 

Marcos Costa

Bahian Ensemble-voice

Marcos will be leading the Bahian Ensemble with Marcio Peeter, an ensemble for vocalists and all instrumentalists. Combining signature lyrics with Afro-samba, rock, & funk grooves, Marcos Costa's work shines as both a solo artist and an integral member of Ilê Aiyê, and he is recognized for his unique ability to infuse his music with deep soul and an unmistakable trademark style.

 

Marcos Silva

Ensemble

I will bringing 4 tunes out of my newest cd “Marcos Silva - Brasil Dos Pés à Cabeça” to be released in August with 4 different rhythms (Straight Samba, Baião, Ballad and Samba Funk) and show you how to perform them. The charts will be posted at the CBC site soon.

 

Monica Golcwajg

Portuguese

I have been a Portuguese teacher for over thirty years. I understand that a language class has to be fun and relate to one's reality. This class integrates some grammar, language structure, and culture. It is about understanding the Brazilian life style, slang, and the language of the everyday life. We study a vocabulary that relates to what we do, our lives and interests. A special attention is paid to pronunciation and consequently to the use of different muscles in the mouth.
We have students of different levels in the same class and everyone can benefit from it. Whenever possible, we work on songs and lyrics and whatever are the students' interests.

Moyseis Marques

Vocal

We`re going to explore the Brazilian Popular Music itself. Exchange experiences, checking recordings out , timbres, voices combinations. For those who want to, voice warm ups and vocal tecniques, breathing, especially for beginers. Repertoire for the pros, vocal adequacy for the brazilian music, phrasing , assembly of little emsembles and performances with duos, trios and solos. And the most important thing , having fun with our voices, desmystifying and humanizing the singer, making ourselves believe that it's possible.

Papiba Godinho

Beginning guitar and vocal

In this class we are going to learn how to play and sing simple MPB songs from Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, João Bosco, Seu Jorge, etc.. Taught by Papiba Godinho the founder of the band SambaDá in 1998, and master of Capoeira. He began playing music composing capoeira songs when he was 15 years old, playing such traditional instruments as the berimbau and atabaque. He began playing music professionally as a guitar player and vocalist when he was teaching capoeira in New York City in 1991.

 

Rosangela Silvestre

Orixas dance movement and Silvestre Technique

SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE, native to Salvador, Bahia, is a continuously evolving contemporary dance technique with the objective of conditioning the dancer through physical and expressive training regardless of level or prior training.
read more>

silvestretraining.com

 

Sidney Nicol

Yoga

Start the day with an energized body and a focused mind. We will practice a flowing sequence of poses coordinated with the breath and take time to connect with the peaceful nature around us. Special attention will be focused on releasing tension in overworked hands shoulders & forearms (esp helpful for musicians) as well as deep stretches aimed at working out body aches from high intensity fitness while increasing flexibility (esp helpful for dancers). All levels are welcome. Modifications and alternative poses will be offered. Wear layers of warm comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (I will provide a few).

Tainah Harvey

Dance - Beginning Samba

Beginning Brazilian dance will explore the diversity of Brazilian popular dances through movement and context. Learn universal dance technique and breakdown the basics of samba, samba afro, pagode baiano and more, in a welcoming and fun environment. Come enjoy your body and move with the music of Brazil!

 

2018 Session Two

Ailton Nunes

Advanced Bateria

Ailton, the former director of the bateria of Mangueira Escola de Samba, will teach styles from different baterias, both current and traditional.

Alessandro Cardozo

Advanced Cavaquinho, Advanced Pagode

Class desciption coming soon.

Carl Dixon

Beginning Bateria

Carl’s Beginning Bateria class will focus on the instruments of the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, including surdo, caixa, repique, tamborim, agogô, chocalho, and others. Material covered will include common samba rhythms and breaks played in samba school baterias and other Brazilian rhythms played by blocos. Techniques for each instrument will be demonstrated and practiced, with a focus on developing skills for long term improvement. This class will be great for percussionists of all levels interested in playing Brazilian percussion in a group, learning traditional rhythms, and developing percussion technique. No previous experience necessary. More info at

carldixondrums.com/CBC

Danilo Brito

Advanced choro/mandolin

Class description coming soon.

Francisco Marques

Beginning Samba and Pagode

This class is ideal for beginner and intermediate students who have little or no experience playing traditional Samba/Pagode instruments.  The emphasis will be on laying a solid foundation and understanding of the rhythms and grooves of samba.  It is a great class for singers to expand beyond shaker accompaniment!  Some instruments will be provided in class but you are encouraged to bring your own traditional samba instruments. Lyrics and class material will be available for download and print before camp on the CBC website. franciscomarquesmusic.com

Francois de Lima

Gafieira Big Band

Workshop (class): Studies and practice on interpretation, language and suingue (feeling) applied to MPB in general, more specifically to Gafieira. Interpretation of Jazz themes using Brazilian language (suingue). Fusion: Samba-Jazz
Big Band Gafieira: Joint practice of the Brazilian language on the musical genre, Gafieira! Application of the studies taught in class (workshops) in practice with the various naipes (instruments) seeking to develop knowledge of the original Brazilian way of playing in groups, arrangements of consecrated national composers such as João Bosco, Altamiro Carrilho, Pixinguinha .... .

 

Ian Faquini

Beginning guitar

Beginning guitar will focus on basic chords and rhythms found in Brazilian popular music. The different concepts will be applied in learning songs from the great Brazilian song book.

 

Jorge Alabê

Candomble percussion and song

Jorge will be teaching two classes - First, an advanced drumming for the orixas (afro/brazilian religious drumming) and then, a class on the songs that go with the drumming for the orixas. This class is open to all students. jorgealabe.comsambamasterclass.com

 

Joyce Moreno

Vocal and guitar

SONGS OF JOYCE - (advanced)
Singer, songwriter, guitarist JOYCE MORENO will focus her classes on her own music, beginning with a brief introduction to the history of Brazilian music – especially from a female musician's point of view. She will bring some of her best known compositions, such as Feminina, Misterios, Essa Mulher, and also some new material to be explored together with the students.
joycemoreno.com

Kristin Porter

yoga

Awaken the body and enliven the spirit each morning through yoga. Whatever your level of experience, we welcome you to show up for asana practice among the redwoods. Together we will work Kundalini (awareness) breath work integrated with easy to follow asana (physical) postures. Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that awakens awareness. It uses sets of yogic postures and movements (asana) with meditative focus, breath work (pranayama), and chanting (mantra). read more>, more info

Lorin Hansen

Beginning Samba Dance

A fun and supportive class for all! Learn or improve your basic samba step, move in rhythm easily and freely, connect with the music, and broaden your understanding of various styles of samba.

sambafogo.com

 

Marcelo Chocolate

Advanced Samba No Pé and Gafieira

Class description coming soon.

 

 

Monica Golcwajg

Portuguese

I have been a Portuguese teacher for over thirty years. I understand that a language class has to be fun and relate to one's reality. This class integrates some grammar, language structure, and culture. It is about understanding the Brazilian life style, slang, and the language of the everyday life. We study a vocabulary that relates to what we do, our lives and interests. A special attention is paid to pronunciation and consequently to the use of different muscles in the mouth. We have students of different levels in the same class and everyone can benefit from it. Whenever possible, we work on songs and lyrics and whatever are the students' interests.

 

Pitoco de Airá

Maracatu Percussion Ensemble

Pitoco de Airá is one of the stars of Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante do Recife, having been raised in the community of the Alto José do Pinho in Recife, Pernambuco and quite literally next door to Queen Dona Marivalda. He has played in Estrela since 1994 and is now a Contra-Mestre next to Mestre Walter. Very active in the community of Alto, Pitoco also leads the new percussion group Awà dê Onilê Marê which is based there. Over the past ten years, he has traveled extensively throughout Brazil as well as in Europe, Argentina and the USA, performing and teaching workshops.
For this week at camp Pitoco will cover the baques and feel of maracatu de baque virado in the style of Estrela Brilhante, as well as teaching various songs and breaks, for all the traditional instruments: alfaia, caixa, agbê, and gonguê. Get ready for maracatu workshops like you've not seen before in the USA!

Ricardo Silveira

Advanced guitar

Objective: To encourage and pique students' interest through a high-level tangible experience, for them to gain a broader scope of the possibilities of the instrument and of how to effectively position themselves in the music marketplace, discussing Ricardo's background as a sideman and bandleader as a reference. Those who are already familiar with and appreciate Ricardo's work will have an opportunity to contemplate the guitarist's craft in a moment of personal proximity and to hear his music played in a more intimate and informal way. Some of the subjects deemed fundamental for the musician will be explained in the class: 1- INTERPRETATION OF MELODIES 2- HOW TO PLACE YOURSELF IN DIFFERENT MUSICAL SITUATIONS AND FORMATS 3- IMPROVISATION 4- TECHNIQUE 5- HOW AND WHAT TO STUDY

Sergio Krakowski

Pandeiro

Sergio will teach a beginng and advanced pandeiro class each day. In the beginner workshop Sergio Krakowski will teach the first steps of a technique he developed based on the work of two Pandeiro players: Marcos Suzano and Jorginho do Pandeiro. Sergio's artist path, differently from these two musicians, moved towards the use of the pandeiro in improvisation situations having the freedom of expression as its ultimate goal. The workshop will be divided in four parts.

 

Sheila Aquino

Advanced Samba No Pé and Gafieira

Class description coming soon.

Rosangela Silvestre

Orixas dance movement and Silvestre Technique

SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE, native to Salvador, Bahia, is a continuously evolving contemporary dance technique with the objective of conditioning the dancer through physical and expressive training regardless of level or prior training.
read more>

silvestretraining.com

 

 

 

 

Vitor Gonçalves

Brazilian Jazz Ensemble

In the Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, we will explore a variety of Brazilian styles, such as Samba, Partido Alto, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baião, Xote, Frevo, Maracatu and Ijexá. Musicians will have a chance to develop their skills on playing these rhythms, accompanying, improvising, and phrasing using the appropriate accents and articulations within each style. The repertoire will include pieces by composers such as Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Dominguinhos, Johnny Alf and others.

 

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The goal of my class is to give students a good foundation in the basics of Samba Batucada (including syncopations, rhythms, entrances, exits) with exercises for technique and continued practice, and everyone up and playing. Good for developing and expanding what you know, plus an opportunity to learn new instruments. All levels welcome and accommodated, with the understanding the pace of the class will be direct. Some samba traditions, some new designs and breaks included.


Beginning Caixa sectional :

An overview of a variety of caixa rides, their entrances and exits, with sticking exercises for time and technique.
Recommended for beginning/intermediate students who plan to explore caixa in the beginning bateria.

Our objective will be to learn techniques from different styles and aspects of contemporary Brazilian music and explore what the students can do with these tools. In the classes we will look at the rhythmic behavior of the guitar in Brazilian styles such as samba, maracatu, frevo, baiao, xote, choro, etc. (incuding odd times), and see how the guitar can interact with other instruments in a creative way. I'll also demonstrate the melodic role that the guitar assumes in these styles and others.

In addition to strengthening the health and well-being of the physical body, it is very useful for emotional balance, mental clarity, stress relief, and personal transformation. Once we?ve awakened the breath we will delve more deeply into the physical body and ground our senses. Attention will be given to our hands and feet as they are intregral tools for musicians and dancers alike. Dress warm and bring a mat if you have one. (mat optional) Yoga, like life, is about finding bliss and serenity in the moment, so come on in, relax and learn to 'be' your yoga.

SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE, native to Salvador, Bahia, is a continuously evolving contemporary dance technique with the objective of conditioning the dancer through physical and expressive training regardless of level or prior training. In 1982, ROSANGELA SILVESTRE began the early stages of developing her technique, which over time has developed into a series of exercises working to train the mind, body, and spirit. Exercises are based upon fundamental Afro-Brazilian symbols and gestures, the four elements of nature(Earth, Water, Air, fire), the chakras (points of energy in our bodies) and the 3 triangles(intuition, expression and balance). Classes are accompanied by live music to further awaken expression and inspiration. All levels are welcomed and encouraged.

 

ORIXA DANCE MOVEMENT examines and interprets symbols, gestures and movements derived from Yoruba deities. We will be learning traditional dances/ movements as we identify their specific energies/traits in relation to the 4 elements :Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.