A very rare opportunity to get a masterclass/seminar from the world’s most renowned Pandeiro player Marcos Suzano.
Having being a rock fan in his teens, Marcos Suzano later discovered Brazilian percussion, having taken up the surdo, the cuíca, and finally, the pandeiro. He is now considered one of the most creative percussionists of Brazilian pop. A sideman for Gilberto Gil, Zé Kéti, Aquarela Carioca (on the CDs Aquarela Carioca, 1989, and Contos, 1991), Zizi Possi, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso (on the CD As Aparências Enganam, 1996), among others, Suzano’s association with Lenine yielded the praised CD Olho de Peixe (1993), with Northeastern rhythms rendered in an electronica setting. Suzano’s first solo CD, Sambatown, was launched in 1996.
His technical innovations on pandeiro include an active left hand, which simultaneously holds and flips the instrument, with a very rapid right-hand technique that emphasizes bass strokes from the fingertips as well as the thumb. He has researched African rhythms and freely mixes modern funk riffs with traditional Brazilian folk patterns.
Where: The Vale, Unit 2 Vale Mill, Off Micklehurst Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL5 9JL
Date: Wednesday 23rd March
Time: Arrive 19:00, workshop 19:15-22:00
Instruments: Some pandeiros can be provided, but please let us know on the booking form if you need to borrow one. We also have pandeiros available to buy. Please contact us for the full range and friendly advice or visit: www.bangdrum.co.uk