Is your institution/festival looking for a workshop delivered in a fun and interactive way? With our expertise in a variety of styles, we can offer the following workshops:
Rhythms and Instruments from South America
Participants will be able to interactively learn some of the most important musical influences present in South America. The rhythms, instruments (current and past) and some of the different musical idioms from Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil will be covered.
In this workshop, basic and intermediate patterns of the popular Brazilian Street batucada will be covered. Participants will learn the names of the most popular instruments used in the batucada, rhythmic patterns, rhythmic blend, technique and basic choreography that can be easily replicated by a marching band or a local percussion ensemble for future use.
Banda (Featuring Latin American brass ensembles)
Bandas are full wind-brass ensembles (including clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, baritones, tubas and percussionists) that are very popular amongst Latin Americans. Used in celebrations and various festive events, bandas can be as small as four-to-six musicians, or as large as hundreds. Baracutanga offers a banda workshop, overviewing some of the styles from Mexico, Colombia, Perú, Bolivia and Brazil. This particular workshop is best suitable for your institution’s marching band. We can send all the necessary sheet music in advance, so participants can practice the charts ahead of time and perform with members of Baracutanga, if desired.
We can build a customized workshop according to your institution’s need. Let us know what your vision is, and we will send you a proposal with all the required information.
*Workshops available in English and Spanish
**Workshops fully customizable to meet the needs of participants’ age group.
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