When Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of Brooklyn. A master percussionist, bandleader, producer and songwriter, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythms find common ground in the primal maracatu rhythm of Brazil’s northeastern region, the Big Easy’s funky, hypnotic second-line and strolling Mardi Gras Indians, and the unfettered freedom of big-city downtown jazz. And along the way Scott has incorporated the panderio into a multitude of genres including Brazilian, funk, Arabic, Latin, jazz, Alt-country, and African music styles.
If you’re just beginning to play the pandeiro or wish to bring your skills to the next level, this is the workshop for you. This workshop will touch on the foundations of the “Grid Technique”, improving your technique, tempo and endurance, and learning grooves and styles from Brazil and beyond. The goal? To help you begin to develop good pandeiro technique and grow as a player.