Partido-alto Percussion & Song Class w/Jorge Alabe: Sat. May 16

 16 May
 Private location in north Oakland, CA; address provided on sign-up
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 Jorge Alabe
Come learn partido-alto percussion and song with master Brazilian percussionist Jorge Alabe! Partido-alto, or "samba sincopado," is the basis of syncopated samba from Rio de Janeiro, including a small number of instruments played in an ensemble. The class will cover technique for instruments used in a partido-alto ensemble, including: Pandeiro, reco-reco, agogo, tamborim, small surdo, chocalho or ganza, caixa, repinique, and congas. Songs typical of partido-alto style will be included each week. The speeded up "samba show" version of this style will also be covered. All levels are welcome and will have a chance to try various instruments. Saturdays 11:30-1:00 Discount price of $70 for 4-class series (sequential weeks); $30/single class Sign-up for class series is encouraged, but attendance at individual classes is also welcome. RSVP much appreciated to let us know you will be attending. Contact Deborah at with any questions or to sign up for the class. Jorge Alabe can be contacted directly at

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