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Guest Director, Samba de Mudança.
Los Angeles Music Center.
Kirk Brundage is a classically trained percussionist who went on to play in Brazilian carnaval.
Originally from upstate New York, Kirk earned
an MFA from CalArts, a Fulbright to Denmark,
and played for many years as an ‘extra’ with the
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. But for nearly
20 years Kirk’s adventurous spirit has taken him
to Salvador Bahia, Brazil—to explore new
LA-based Kirk has played in Brazilian carnaval
with Olodum, at the Latin Grammy’s with
Daniela Mercury, a show with The Police
drummer Stewart Copeland, and a recording
with Grammy-artist Beck. A REMO Artist,
Kirk has taught at UCLA, and published the book
series: “Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide.”
Kirk Brundage & Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide