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  • People & Places – January 2023

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Jan 20, 2023

    Pedro Sa 2022

    The Percussion Group of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Music (EM-UFRJ), under the direction of Dr. Pedro Sá, presented a world premiere on Oct. 31, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, as part of the event Panorama of Current Brazilian Music, at the Leopoldo Miguez Hall of the UFRJ School of Music. The piece premiered was “Jongada Fantástica,” written by Filipe de Matos Rocha. This challenging and engaging work was scored for drums of jongo rhythm, one of the "fathers of samba," including candongueiro (high drum), caxambu (middle drum), and tambu (low drum), along with marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, and other percussion instruments. Under the direction of its Director, Professor Dr. Pedro Sá, the members of the percussion group were Rafael de Oliveira, Nathan Medeiros, Railson Marques, Cleyton Newman, Matheus Santos, Johnny Rodrigues, and Eliezer Macedo, all students of the BA in Percussion at EM-UFRJ.

  • People & Places – July 2022

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Jul 05, 2022

    The annual KoSA Cuba Drum & Percussion Workshop held at the Matanza's Jazz Festival was an outstanding success; we were so happy to return to an in-person event this year! Participants had a chance to study with some of Cuba's best artists, including Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Miguelon Rodriguez, and Ruy Lopez-Nussa.

    Besides intimate hands-on classes, attendees were able to soak up the sounds of the immensely talented artists featured in the Fifth Annual Matanza's Jazz Festival. The esteemed artists featured this year were Emilio Vega y Paso al Frente, Ruy Lopez-Nussa y la Academia, William Roblejo's trio, Rodrigo Garcia y Ceda el Paso, Mestizaje, Los Munequitos, Afrocuba, and The Heat Transfer. Also included were students from the medium-level Matanza's Music School: Banda Provincial de Conciertos, Coro de Camara, and the Orchestra Swing Cubano. The level of musical artistry was mind blowing!

    Plans are already underway for the next edition in April 2023, so mark your calendar now and join us for this unique and personalized musical and cultural experience.

  • People and Places — May 2022

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | May 25, 2022

    Jerry Tachoir

    Vibraphonist artist Jerry Tachoir was recently on tour in the Midwest, including a concert and clinic at Truman State University hosted by Michael Bump. Jerry presented an afternoon vibraphone clinic, and the Duo Tachoir performed an evening concert on March 22. Prior to this, Jerry presented at Oklahoma Christian University, Arkansas State University, Eastern New Mexico University, and Kansas State University.

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