Master Bira our folkloric Brasilian drum, dance, and song teacher performs authentic Brazilian rhythms and demonstrates proper technique for pandeiro at school in Bahia Brasil.
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Studying drums in another culture part one Cuba 1985 If you have been playing any type of ethnic drums for any amount of time the fantasy of playing in another land or even performing has probably cross dour mind. For years I watched friends and even students of mine crossing the borders of other countries to study live and learn by immersion and non western ways. They inevitably came back full and excited. I listened to the cassette tapes in the early days before video cameras and then watched their videos later. I knew it was my destiny to travel and to study and to some how share what I learned and even somehow introduce some of the experiences and people I had met along the way with others outside …
Barabajaba Percussion Ensemble from Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii and Bay Area California present Rumba De Obatala, a special tune off of the new Rise Up CD. Based on traditional afro cuban drum patterns. Filmed at Big Buddha Temple, Bo Phut, Koh Samui Island, Thailand. Orisha chants and vocals by Jesse Seyomour and Zahira. Shot in HD (high definition) on Canon 7D digital camera.
http://www.myspace.com/rhyt… Bira the young drum, dance and song master and teacher teaches Oxun song at our Brasilian drum and dance class in Pelerinio district of Bahia , Brasil.
Traditional. Afro Brasilian Candamble rthyms and dance class’ choreography to the Orisha (orixa) Yemjaja in Bahia Brasil. Taught to us by Maestro Bira and his students. Traditional. Afro Brasilian Candamble rthyms and dance class’ choreography to the Orisha (orixa) Yemjaja in Bahia Brasil. Taught to us by Maestro Bira and his students.
“Soko La Bata” is a west african djembe drum and dance world music and world fusion musical and drum piece featuring afro cuban bata and santos (santeria/Orisha) chants by both Pedro De Jesus and Jesse Seymour to Yemaya godess of the Ocean. We combine traditional bata drums with west african djembe and dununs as well. Michael Pluznick on all djembes and dunun parts, Jesse seymour on Bata.