Brazil / S. America
- Continuing our love affair with
Brazilian instruments, we take a look at the history & techniques,
the ins and outs of this lightweight beauty with the luxurious low
: Patterns for TanTan - We show you video examples
of basic patterns for this exciting instrument, including Samba
based patterns, Partido Alto, and a couple of original ways to adapt
the drum for use in drum circle and North American pop based applications.
- A UK based Samba troupe -
about Jackson Do Pandeiro
the Afro-blocos in Brazil - Historical
|Also very good:
Candombe: all about a rich Afro-Uruguayan rhythmic
tradition. Listen to this!
website is a must see for lovers of South American rhythms.
Thanks to Producer Neil Weiss for the link. We're listening
to all the CDs now, and reviews are forthcoming, but it's
WAY serious rhythm.
by Grupo Del Cuareim @ Amazon
to capoeira music from capoeira.com
Pereira was born in Brazil but is
now based in Atlanta GA.
The Soul Of Black Peru
Our favorite album right now.
Lush, beautiful Peruvian music...with a refinement
and sophistication like few other musics.
|To learn about the
rhythm culture of Brazil, one must look into the Art of Capoeira.
Capoeira is a form of Martial Art practiced in Brazil, with
a spiritual outlook and roots in Africa and Colonial Brazil. It's
a fascinating history.
For more, see
History of Capoeira
Best traditional Capoeira CD: