BIG BEAT Holiday Music Package includes 1 book “Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion”, 3 CD’s; Growing Stone (by Nation Beat), Maracatuniversal (Nation Beat and Estrela Brilhante) and Baque do Brooklyn (Maracatu New York), 1 RRLR-RLRL Tote bag and 1 Maracatu New York Tshirt.
Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion explores the traditional Brazilian rhythms of the Maracatu de Baque Virado, which originated in the Candomblé religion but have expanded to provide the rhythmic framework for a particularly exciting style of music. Author Scott Kettner explores every aspect of this dynamic genre, including: instruments of Maracatu de Baque Virado, changing traditions of maracatu, traditional and contemporary maracatu manifestations, drumset applications, New Orleans mambo, and more.
I’m very excited about the release of our new CD “Baque do Brooklyn” (The Beat of Brooklyn). The CD features some great friends and musicians; Liliana Araujo, Fabiana Masili, Aaron Shafer-Haiss, Jeff Dunneman, Brian Drye, Sam Hoyt, Ron Caswell and many more. The album also features some killer horn arrangements by my good friend Paul Carlon.
The CD is available to purchase on iTunes. Click here.