Brazilian Percussion Workshop with Dudu Fuentes

  • Musicians Union Local 99 325 NE 20th Ave Portland, OR, 97232 United States

Excerpted from the Facebook page hosted by Pauline Serrano...

Master percussionist Eduardo “Dudu” Fuentes is one of Rio de Janeiro’s foremost percussionists, and a very popular instructor at California Brazil Camp which is held every year in Cazadero, California. As former director and principal arranger of the popular Carnaval bloco, Bangalafumenga, Dudu is recognized for creating percussion arrangements that have breathed new life into Brazilian rhythms. Dudu’s unique style of adapting folkloric Brazilian rhythms like ciranda, côco, maculelê and ijexá for samba bateria instruments has taken him around the world teaching workshops in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Formerly a member and teacher for the award-winning group, Monobloco, Dudu currently teaches and arranges for his new bloco, Batucalacatuca (BaTUcalacaTUca). He also is part of Du Rio, a band created along with other members of Monobloco. When Dudu is not working with his blocos, he parades in the baterias of various Rio samba schools including São Clemente, Imperio Serrano and Portela. 

Please bring typical bateria instruments. Extras are always appreciated for those who may not have equipment. 

Dudu will teach us two pieces: a Samba rhythm and another cool rhythm to be determined soon!

Cost: $20

People will be gathering at 6:00PM for the usual sectional-style lessons as well as for workshop preparation/anticipation. The workshop will run from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. If you don't show up at 6:00PM, at least try to arrive before the workshop starts.

Expect an after party, either at the Union or at a local establishment.