FORMAL EDUCATION and INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
Afro-Brazilian percussion studies in Brazil (1999 - present).
Afro-Cuban percussion studies in Cuba and the USA (1998 - present).
West African percussion studies in the USA (1996 - present).
MFA. Percussion Performance. California Institute of the Arts (1992).
FULBRIGHT. The Royal Danish Music Conservatory. Copenhagen, Denmark (1988 - 1989).
MUS.B. Percussion Performance. University at Buffalo (1988).
REVIEWS and AWARDS
PERCUSSIVE NOTES. Magazine review for the CD recording, TRIBUTE (2015).
MODERN DRUMMER. Magazine review for the book series, Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide (2012).
DRUM! Magazine reader’s poll, runner up in the Best Percussion Ensemble category.
The Maelström Percussion Ensemble (2001 and 1999).
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION. Grant for collaboration with Mexican percussionist Ricardo Gallardo.
STIPENDIUM. Full scholarship to the Internationale Musik Institut. Darmstadt, Germany
(1994 and 1992).
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL. Group Study Exchange (cultural exchange program). Kyushu, Japan
WINNER. The International Solo Music Competition of the German Radio. Munich, Germany (1991).
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP. Royal Danish Music Conservatory. Copenhagen, Denmark
(1988 - 1989).
AUTHOR. Book series: Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide, Instruments & Rhythms from
TEACHING ARTIST. Carnaval in the Classroom K-12 residency program. LA Arts Group
(2018 – present).
ACCOMPANIST. Modern, Brazilian, and African dance classes. Santa Monica College
Dance Department (2008 – present).
GUEST ARTIST. Workshop, World Music Forum. California Institute of the Arts. (November 2018).
INSTRUCTOR. Afro-Brazilian percussion classes. REMO Music Center. North Hollywood
(Spring 2011 – June 2017).
TEACHING ARTIST. LA County Arts Commission (2012).
FACULTY. Lecturer, UCLA Music of Brazil Ensemble. UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
(2007 – 2011).
GUEST ARTIST. Workshop, UCSB Department of Ethnomusicology (June 2011).
FACULTY. Taipei International Percussion Summer Festival. Taipei, Taiwan (July 2010).
FACULTY. Music of Brazil Ensemble. Gluck Foundation’s Summer Music Youth Camp.
UC Riverside (July 2008).
FACULTY. UCLA Youth Ensemble. World Music Summer Institute. UCLA (June 2008).
FACULTY. Orchestral and world percussion. Hartwick College Summer Music Festival.
Oneonta, New York (July 2007).
GUEST ARTIST. Workshops, Austin Samba School. Austin, Texas (May 2007).
GUEST ARTIST. Workshop. California Institute of the Arts. Los Angeles (September 2006).
Tambores e Cores, and Os Negões). Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2007
LATINFEST. Special guest with the CalArts Brazilian Drumming Ensemble. Los Angeles (March 2019).
PRIVATE. Samba drumming introduction for showcase performance by jazz-guitarist Lee Ritenour.
Soho Club. Malibu (June 2017).
BRAZIL CAMP. Culminating performances of the maracatú and batucada ensembles, directed by
Mestres Pitóco of Estrela Brilhante from Recife, and Jónas of Mocidade from Rio de Janeiro.
Cazadero (August 2016).
MANDINGO NIGHT. A Drum and Dance Celebration of the African Diaspora. Samba Reggae
performance of the REMO Afro-Brazilian percussion class. Los Angeles (July 2016).
INTERNATIONAL CAJÓN FESTIVAL. Simulcasted to cities in Peru, Germany, and Australia by producers
Gino Gamboa and REMO. Los Angeles (April 2016).
MUSIC CENTER. Guest-Director of Samba de Mudança for the event "Dance Downtown: Samba!".
Los Angeles (August 2015).
KPFK RADIO (90.7 FM). On-air interview with 'Global Village' host Sergio Mielniczenko about my
book series Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide. Los Angeles (August 2015).
BRAZILIAN TELEVISION (TV Globo). Feature-story on the show, Planeta Brasil. (September 2014).
BECK. "Sound and Vision" recording project for Lincoln. 20th Century Fox Studios (February 2013).
PASIC. World-percussion clinic. Austin, TX (November 2012).
BRAZIL DAY LA. House band for singers Renni Flores and Tonho Matéria (September 2012).
BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL. Nokia Theater. Los Angeles (2011 and 2010).
REMO. Promotional video with the UCLA Music of Brazil Ensemble. Burbank (January 2010).
LATIN GRAMMYS. Closing ceremony performance with Brazilian pop-star Daniela Mercury.
Las Vegas, NV (November 2009).
STEWART COPLAND (drummer from the rock band, The Police). An evening his of film music.
Savannah Music Festival. Savannah, GA (March 2008).
BBC DOCUMENTARY. "Brasil Brasil - Revolução Tropicalia" Brief cameo (2007).
VIVER BRAZIL DANCE COMPANY. Musician. Los Angeles (2003 - 2007).
PIT ORCHESTRA SHOWS. 'Sideman' for the entertainers: Engelbert Humperdinck, Anthony Newley,
Dave Brubeck, Joan Rivers, Clint Holmes, Don Rickles, Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Vale, Al Martino,
Donald O’Connor, and The Three Irish Tenors. Buffalo, NY (1985 - 2003).
THE BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. 'Extra' percussion under the conductors:
Semyon Bychkov, Lukas Foss, Maximiano Valdes, Dimitri Shostakovich, Pierre Boulez, and
Doc Severinson. Buffalo, NY (1985 - 2002).
THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. Millennium Concert Series.
The Maelström Percussion Ensemble. Washington, DC (2001).
MASTERCLASS. Composition Department. Stanford University (1999).
SOLO APPEARANCES. Various festivals in: Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and
the USA (1988 - 1999).
TRIBUTE: Homage to Master Drummers & Teachers from Salvador Bahia, Brazil. Kirk Brundage (2014).
PERCUSSION MUSIC FROM THE US and EUROPE: Featuring Kirk Brundage and Guests (2014).
WHIRLED MUSIC. Music of Maelström. The Maelström Percussion Ensemble (1997).
LABYRINTH. Music of Lou Harrison. HatART Switzerland (1997).
IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES. Music of John Cage. HatART Switzerland (1995).
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON. Music of Donald Erb. New World Records (1993).
FESTIVAL! A GALA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor
Semyon Bychkov (1985).
Lavagem do Bonfim 2018,
A Banda do Mestre Memeu
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