Saturday, May 17, 2014

"Tu Maraca" Lincoln Center Education Workshop & Performance at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

P.S./I.S. 217 and Lincoln Center Education held a free workshop “Tu Maraca” by Scott Kettner and Maracatu New York on Wednesday, May 14th. Lincoln Center educators used percussion instruments to help students pre-K through 5th grade explore traditional rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil. The workshop was followed by a life performance of Maracatu New York – New York’s first and only Maracatu ensemble dedicated to the performance and knowledge of traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado, while fusing these rhythms with New Orleans Second Line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms. Band leader and musicologist Scott Kettner and his musicians enthusiastically presented various Maracatu rhythms with Portuguese lyrics, and the program culminated in an audience parade in the school auditorium.



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