Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion - A Guide to the Traditional Brazilian Rhythms of Maracatu de Baque Virado - Softcover with CD
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Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion explores the traditionalBrazilian rhythms of the Maracatu de Baque Virado, which originated inthe Candomblé religion but have expanded to provide the rhythmicframework for a particularly exciting style of music. Author ScottKettner explores every aspect of this dynamic genre, including:instruments of Maracatu de Baque Virado, changing traditions ofmaracatu, traditional and contemporary maracatu manifestations, drumsetapplications, New Orleans mambo, and more.
Masterpercussionist, bandleader, producer, and songwriter Scott Kettner is theguiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythmsfind common ground in the primal maracatu rhythm of Brazil'snortheastern region, the Big Easy's funky, hypnotic second-line andstrolling Mardi Gras Indians, and the unfettered freedom of big-citydowntown jazz. After graduating from New York's New School University,Kettner moved to Brazil to learn more about maracatu. With this book, heshares an accessible and pragmatic approach to learning andunderstanding the instruments and basic rhythms of Maracatu de BaqueVirado and how to apply these rhythms to drumset.