Angel runs Paws Music, an organization dedicated to the pedagogy of Afro-Cuban percussion, from his mid-town studio where Cochran Ave. meets Pico Blvd. Before he started teaching tykes the rumba clave, however, Angel was a child prodigy who taught himself to play on kitchen pots and pans. Now a prominent performer of bongos, congas, batá, and timbales, he has collaborated and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaría, The Temptations, and Celia Cruz. After mastering salsa and rumba music, he traced the roots of his influences back to Africa via the Caribbean practice of Santería.
LATIN PERCUSSION & BATÁ W/CANTOS
(2 HR COMPREHENSIVE CLASS)
The class features instruction on Latin percussion. It also features the rhythms & songs of the Afro-Latin religious, folkloric and secular traditions. Classes are ongoing. All instruments are provided. $200/Month. (Drop-ins welcome! 2 Hour Class $60)
To enroll in Angel's classes call (818) 810-PAWS (7297)
PANDEIRO WITH FULL BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION
(1 HR COMPREHENSIVE SAMBA CLASS)
Master Carlinhos "Pandeiro de Ouro"'s class features instruction on the fundamentals of pandeiro, surdo, repinique, tam tam, cuica, berimbao, vocals, xansa, tamborim, snare drums (Caixa), agogo bells, ganzá, chocalho (shakers), and the and tambourine. The class may also cover more advanced pandeiro & quica technique. $100/Month. (Drop-ins welcome! 1 Hour Class $30)
To enroll in Carlinhos' class or schedule a private lesson, call or text Master Carlinhos de Oliveira at (310) 505-1476.
HOW TO PLAY PANDEIRO DVD by Carlinhos "Pandeiro De Ouro" Oliveira
Master Carlinhos "Pandeiro D'Ouro" De Oliveira is unmatched on the Brazilian pandeiro hand drum. His DVD is packed full of rhythms from all over Brazil! This DVD includes a full prodution video of Carlinhos Pandeiro D'Ouro's song, "Para Quem Pode", produced by Roger Poirier. Also included are several Jam Sessions with his students, that feature the actual rhythms being taught on the How to Play Pandeiro DVD.
DVD List Price: $27.19