Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RhythmJuJu and Frame Drum Workshop Cancelled

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the RhythmJuJu and Framedrum workshop events scheduled for this weekend in Nevada City and Grass Valley have been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances with one of the performers.

We'll reschedule for later in the year.

You can find the latest events by Sonic Planet Productions here: http://www.sonicplanetproductions.com

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Total Rhythm: Oakland World Percussion Festival 2010

WHAT: Total Rhythm, Oakland World Percussion Festival 2010
WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9am - 6pm
WHERE: Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive Oakland, CA 94610

"Northern California's Largest One-Day Percussion Event!"

  • Dive into the rhythms and colors of Brazil!

  • Learn dynamic and energizing West African and Congolese arrangements!

  • Feel the power of Middle Eastern percussion, and study the beautiful, folkloric Afro-Cuban Rhythms Makuta and Iyesa.

World Percussion Workshops taught by All-Star Instructors with OVER 100 YEARS of performance, recording and teaching experience.

The Award-winning OWPF 2010 staff has performed and/or recorded with musical legends Ella Fitzgerald - McCoy Tyner - Cachao - David Byrne - Margareth Menezes - Fua Dia Congo - Gilberto Gil - Carlos Santana - Bonnie Riatt - Changuito - Joan Baez - David Rudder - Bobby McFerrin - Starlift Steel Orchestra - Calypso Rose - Giovanni Hidalgo.

Attend an individual workshop(s) or be one of the first 50 purchasers of a FULL-DAY Pass for $50! (After 50 sales, FULL-DAY pass price rises to $75).

African Marketplace * Drum, Percussion & Craft Vendors * Free Parking * Children Under 12 are free * Drums provided, or bring your own!

Oakland World Percussion Festival 2010 At-A-Glance:
8:30 am: Doors Open
9:00 am: Introductory/Welcoming Remarks/All Student JAM
9:30-11:00am: "Colors of Brazil" Workshop with Robert Wallace
11:00am-12:30pm: "Insights into West African Rhythms" Workshop with Ben Isaacs and Gabe Harris
12:30pm-1:30pm: LUNCH BREAK
12:45pm-1:30pm: James and the Hands On Fire Band will be performing
1:30pm-3:00pm: "Middle Eastern Percussion" with Susu Pampanin
3:00pm-4:30pm: "Afro-Cuban Makuta and Iyesa" with Michael Spiro
4:30pm-6:00pm: "Congolese Roots" with Kiazi Malonga
9:00pm-2:00am: Official OWPF 2010 After-Party

Full Festival Day Pass: $75 (For first 50 people: $50)
Includes FREE ADMISSION to Festival After-Party, 9pm-1am
Location in Oakland, CA to be announced.

Flyer Link: http://totalrhythm.com/owpf.pdf
For more information: http://totalrhythm.com/percussion_festival.html