"Shuffling through a record bin last month, an LP titled Santero from the famed Cuban label Panart caught my attention. The cover is beautiful but a little strange. Set against a fiery background, a conga player is frozen mid strike while a wraith of a beautiful woman billows like smoke from the drum, poised as if waking from a long sleep. In the liner notes, the writer claims it to be the first ever commercially recorded Afro-Cuban “cult music.” The strange track titles – Changó, Babalú Aye, Yemayá, Ochún, Obatalá, Eleggua - I recognized as the names of Santería deities." CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY JONATHAN SHIFFLETT
Saturdays & Sundays 10a-12p
LATIN PERCUSSION & BATÁ W/CANTOS
(2 HR COMPREHENSIVE CLASS)
The class features instruction on Latrin percussion. It also features the rhythms & songs of the Afro-Latin religious, folkloric and secular traditions.
Classes are ongoing and all instruments are provided.
Drop-ins welcome! (2 Hour Class $50 / $200 Month)
To Enroll: Call (818) 810-PAWS (7297)
Satursdays & Sundays 12-1p
PANDEIRO & BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION
(1 HR CLASS)
Master Pandeiro de Ouro's class features instruction on the fundamentals of pandeiro, surdo, repinique, tam tam, cuica, berimbao and tambourine. The class may also cover more advanced pandeiro & quica technique.
Drop-ins welcome! All Instruments provided.
(1 Hr Class $25/$100 per Month)
To enroll in in this class, sponsor a workshop or schedule a private lesson, call or text Master Carlinhos de Oliveira at (310) 505-1476.