an exploration in afro-rhythm and its influence on dance music: fusing latin grooves, afrofunk, house, soul, dub, broken beat and tropical rhythms
FRIDAY :: OCT 21
DJ's Chris Annibell and Romeo Alaeff plus a live Brazillian drum + dance perfromance by Scott Kettner and the Maracatu NY keeping the history + music of this North Eastern style alive in NYC. Performance @ 2am.
Read more about SCOTT KETTNER:
Drummer, percussionist, composer, recording artist Scott Kettner is building a unique position for himself in the world of Jazz and Contemporary World Music. Since arriving in NYC in 1997 Scott released his debut CD as a band leader entitled "Holy Oak" and has become a performing member of "Beat The Donkey" led by world famous Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista. Scott was just elected a 2005 Latin Jazz Ambassador by the U.S. State Department sponsored by the Kennedy Center. Kettner has studied intensively in Brazil and in 2004 became a member of one of the oldest existing traditional Maracatu groups from Recife, Brazil, Maracatu Na??o Estrela Brilhante (founded in 1906). In 2003 and 2005 Scott was awarded an artist grant from The Brooklyn Arts Council for his project Maracatu New York and The Nation Beat. Scott is a graduate from The New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music program.
As a side man Scott has worked with the Latin jazz group "Annette Aguilar?s String Beans", African Drum and Dance group of NYC "Magbana", Finnish folkloric group Kaiku, and Forro For All?, a traditional Brazilian folk group that performs every Sunday at SOB?s. More recently, Kettner was just awarded a teaching position at The New School University?s Jazz Program where he will conduct the Brazilian percussion course in Maracatu.
Scott?s passion for world music, particularly Brazilian music, recently led him to a very unique apprenticeship in Brazil. Upon graduating from The New School University Jazz and Contemporary music program Scott lived in Brazil and studied with percussion master Jorge Martins da Silva. It was here that Jorge introduced Scott to the rhythms and instruments from the northeastern region of Brazil, particularly Maracatu de Baque Virado.
Upon concluding his apprenticeship in Brazil Scott founded and is the acting artistic director of "Maracatu New York", a weekly percussion class/performance group dedicated mostly to the performance and knowledge of Northeastern Brazilian rhythms. Maracatu NY have been offering traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado percussion workshops and master classes since the summer of 2002 and have since installed a cultural exchange program between Recife, Brazil and New York. This cultural exchange program is unique in that Maracatu NY was the first US group to travel to Recife, Brazil to study and perform in Carnival and they bring Jorge Martins to NYC every year to conduct Maracatu masterclasses. Kettner has also formed The Nation Beat, a group who adds improvisational elements of jazz, funk, rock and New Orleans second line to the rich folkloric traditions of northeastern Brazil.
when: EVERY FRIDAY (10pm?6am)
where: NYC, LOVE (Corner of W8th Street @ MacDougal / ENTRANCE ON MACDOUGAL)
trains: B, D, F, V, A, C, E to West 4th Street
N, Q, R, W to 8th Street
links: http://afrokinetic.com | http://musicislove.net
Added by afrokinetic on October 19, 2005