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.

 

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

Class description coming soon.

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

 

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

Marcos Silva

Ensemble

Class description coming soon.

Margareth Menezes

Bahian Ensemble

Class description coming soon.

margarethmenezes.com.br

 

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.

Papiba Godinho

Beginning guitar and vocal

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

 

Tainah Harvey

Dance - Beginning Samba

Class description coming soon.

 

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.

Carl Dixon

Beginning Bateria

Class description coming soon.

carldixondrums.com

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

Class description coming soon.

 

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

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

Class description coming soon.

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.

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).

 

 

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.