Brazilian Percussion: The Pandeiro with Brian Rice
In this hands-on workshop, Brian will take you through the essentials of learning and playing the Brazilian pandeiro, a type of hand drum with jingles. This compact instrument has great versatility whether playing in a traditional or a modern musical context. We'll cover the basics as well as some extended techniques, the role of the pandeiro in Brazilian choro, samba, bossa nova and other rhythms. Bring your own instrument or borrow one for the class. Instruments will be provided. Brian Rice began learning pandeiro in 1986 and has continued to make pandeiro his specialty performing with many Brazilian artists. Brian has performed and/or recorded with Jovino Santos Neto, Spok, Clarice Assad, Paulo Sergio Santos, Dudu Maia, Alessandro Penezzi, Jorge Alabe, Almir Cortes, Rogerio Souza, Mike Marshall and recently toured with master choro mandolinist, Danilo Brito, who said, "Though he is North American, Brian plays Brazilian choro as if he was born in the favelas of Rio." Brian is the co-founder and artistic director of the Berkeley Festival of Choro and a member of the Berkeley Choro Ensemble and Choro Famoso. He has taught clinics at Oberlin, Cantareira College (Sao Paulo) and University of Campinas, Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Stanford University, Southern Oregon University, University of Washington, Georgetown University, Indiana University, and recently Brian's arrangements of Samba and Samba Reggae were presented at PASIC by the University of Tennessee.