Exploration of Rhythm in Cuban and Brazilian Music

Join contemporary classical flutist Ceylon Mitchell to explore the percussion section instruments and the composite rhythmic elements that form the groove accompaniment in Cuban and Brazilian music, born from the rich amalgamation of Spanish/Portuguese folk music formulas and African rhythms.

This workshop will include live and recorded musical examples that pay homage to famous influential Cuban flutists including Eduardo “Richard” Egues and Orlando “Maraca” Valle, as well as Afro-Brazilian, Pixinguinha.

Try your hand at maintaining ostinato rhythms on percussive instruments like the clave, güiro, and congas while the main lead instruments like flute and piano improvise over these grooves. 

Older students with instrument experience will gather and trade measures of improvisations, incorporate common rhythmic fragments, motives, and melodic riffs, and eventually venture into free improvisation.

Sponsored by Ellen and Michael Gold  and Ava Kaufman

Monday, September 27 at 7:30pm

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Event Type

Performance, Concert


Arts + Culture, Educational, Entertainment


18+, Young Adult


Free, $1 - $20

Weekend Event





Pay What You Can

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