Exploring Afro-Caribbean Rhythms 

Workshop presented by Sounds of Young Philadelphia.
This workshop made possible by generous support from Painted Bride Art Center.


Saturday, October 8
1 to 3:30 PM
Mary Louise Curtis BranchPresser Recital Hall

A hands-on introduction to Ugandan and Brazilian rhythms presented by musicians from The Felipe Salles Group!

1 PM:
Brazilian Rhythms Workshop with Rogerio Boccato

An overview of the Brazilian sound and musical language through a hands-on exploration of the percussion instruments used in various rhythms and styles in the Brazilian music world. We will work on the various patterns that compose key rhythms of some of the most important, and some not-so-well-known, Brazilian grooves, playing together as a percussion section.

2:15 pm: 
Ugandan Music Workshop with Dr. Damascus Kafumbe

Dr. Damascus Kafumbe will lead a workshop that will introduce participants to various musical Africanism through interactive performances of Ugandan musics. Surveyed musical Africanisms will include complex polyphony, musicalconversation, structured improvisation, recurrent patterns, layered ostinati, timbral variety, and tonal variations.


Felipe Salles is a formidable Brazilian/American composer, band leader, sax player and educator who merges Afro Brazilian elements into his jazz compositions, is band leader He is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, Saxophone, Jazz Composition and Arranging at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He will perform at the Painted Bride Art Center of Saturday, October 8 at 8 PM. Tickets are available here.

Contact Adam Johnston via email or call 215.320.2681.

Want to attend? Space is limited, please RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 5 using the form below: