American Bi-National Center

Last night was an amazing experience.  We performed for students, diplomats and friends of the American Bi-National Center in Recife.  This is a place that teaches classes in English.  Of course, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to invite the Maracatou kids from Corpos Percussivos.  We were so knocked out to perform two songs […]

Sitting In

Speaking of community. At the Conservatory we learned of a benefit for a beloved bassist in the community organized by his son.  The club was packed with folks pitching in for the cause.  LaFrae and I were honored to take part and sat in with the band on “I Feel So Glad” by Hop Wilson […]

Recife Conservatory

On Tuesday, we spent the day at the Recife Conservatory which has been teaching music to generations of Brazilians for many years.  As a matter of fact, many of the current teachers were once students at the conservatory which makes the place more then a school.  It is a family.  We felt right at home. […]

Recife, Brazil

We arrived in Recife in the north eastern Brazil on Monday.  No sooner did we arrive then we visited the famous school of Maracatou Drumming called Corpos Percussivos.  We were instantly enthralled by the great energy in the room.  The students were fully engaged physically, mentally and emotionally in the extraordinary rhythms and spirit of […]