Vava Bateria Summer Camp 2017 with Dr Philip Galinsky

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – August 13, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus
1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
$35 – $120
Vavá United School of Samba,
About the Brazilian Drumming Summer Camp
The objective of this camp is for the participants to acquire lasting skills and theoretical knowledge that they can apply to a variety of samba drumming contexts, including batucada and samba enredo in the Rio samba school style, samba reggae, samba funk, etc. This is the workshop for Vava bateria members ready to take drumming to the next level as well as for those who want to energize their drumming technique, experienced musicians who want add Brazilian music to their repertoire. It is expected that all participants have practiced drumming at least 1-3 months elsewhere prior to the camp.
2. About Philip Galinsky
Philip Galinsky is a leading educator and performer of samba percussion in the US, and one of the foremost ethnomusicologists specializing in Brazilian music. He founded the world-renowned performance company Samba New York! in 2003 and is the group’s Director and principal percussionist. Conducting music research in Brazil since 1993, he has published widely in the field of ethnomusicology, including his pioneering book on the mangue movement, Maracatu Atômico(Routledge). He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and has taught ethnomusicology and samba at dozens of institutions over the last 22 years, including Wesleyan University, Hampshire College, UC Davis, University of Michigan, NYU, and The New School, just to name a few. Since 1999, he has performed in the drum sections of some of the most renowned samba schools of the Rio Carnaval, including Mocidade, Salgueiro, and Imperatriz.
3. Schedule
Day 1 (Sat, August 12th)
10am-10:15am Check-in and set-up
10:15am-1pm (with one 15-minute break) Samba Bateria Bsics: (1) Basic techniques and patterns on each instrument of the Bateria (samba drum section); (2) the rhythmic structure of samba; (3) how to achieve the samba “swing” and (4) standard hand signals and convention of the typical samba-enredo song form
1pm-2:15pm (not included in the tickets) Lunch
2:15pm-5:00pm (with one 15-minute break) Bateria Workshop-Samba: Concentrated work on the elements of groove: technique, timing, swing and synchronization within the context of learning a classic samba-enredo arrangement
5:00m-5:15pm Clean up & leave
Day 2 (Sun, August 13th)
10am-10:15am Check-in and set-up
10:15am-1pm (with one 15-minute break) Bateria Workshop-Samba: Learn Samba New York’s Bateria Show piece for the NYC Halloween Parade
1pm-2:15pm (not included in the tickets) Lunch
2:15pm-5:00pm (with one 15-minue break) Bateria Workshop-Other Rthyms: Learn such styles as Rio de Janeiro baile funk, Bahian samba afro and mizik vide from Martinique arranged for a samba school bateria
5:00pm-5:15pm Clean up & leave

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