or discover the taste of Brazil by playing percussion and singing in
Portuguese. The instructor, a native Brazilian, will show you a rich array
of traditional and contemporary songs and rhythms from "The Land of the
Samba." A few Brazilian percussion instruments will be provided, but you are
also encouraged to learn how to make your own instrument fit to the
Experience the variety and power of the rhythms from Brazil. Participants of all
ages and levels of ability will be introduced to several traditional Brazilian
grooves and songs of Brazil with easy lyrics in Portuguese.
Mendonça has many years of combined experience leading workshops and
lectures in Brazilian music worldwide, from kindergarten to professional
levels. He plays a variety of instruments, and his teaching reflect his
world-renowned musicianship and talent for communication.
Eduardo Mendonça recently
conducted 100 drummers in Seattle during his performance for Dalai Lama.
Bring any kind of drums, and
Eduardo will reworking it into a Brazilian beat. Traditional songs of Brazil
with easy lyrics in Portuguese will also be introduced.
Lectures culminates in a
open discussion of the history and culture of Brazil.
Eduardo Mendonça Day: Wednesdays Dates: March 30th - June 1, 2011 Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. Performance: TBA Tuition: Contact Music Works Minimum Enrollment: 4 Experience: 3 years school or other playing or instructor permission
Eduardo Mendonça Day: Wednesdays Dates: June 29th - August 31th, 2011 Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. Performance: TBA Tuition: Contact Music Works Minimum Enrollment: 4 Experience: 3 years school or other playing or instructor permission
Students performing with Eduardo at Issaquah
Farmers Market on Sunday, August 22nd, 2009
Wow, what a workshop! You are amazing! The students (most of them teachers)
just loved your performance, participatory segments, and words to them. One
marching band director said to me that he was convinced that his band could be
energized on the field if he could learn and then teach to them ways of sparking
of their pieces, Brazilian-style.
Patricia Campbell - University Washington".
Brazilian Percussion workshop at University of Washington - Summer 2002.