TAMBORERO LAB

  A GREAT VOYAGE THROUGH DRUMMING HISTORY  ITS LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES

 

A pedagogic drumming program started in 2004, inspired by the great percussion ensembles M´Boom by Max Roach-Warren Smith, The Singing Drums Ensemble by Pierre Favre, the Milford Graves/Andrew Cyrille/ Famoudou Don Moye/Kenny Clark percussion ensemble. 

 

Conceived as a pedagogic idea, introducing and exposing  some of my students to a deeper, reacher, and more demanding understanding approach, to  the practice of contemporary drumming; based on  compositions and challenging arrangements for drum ensemble music.

 

The discovering of new  drumming approach within  historical perspectives.

 

TAMBORERO LAB opens a wide learning space for the creative musical mind, demanding on the practitioner a profound comprehension of percussive languages, to freely  explore  a  world wide cultural and universal language heritage. 

 

The repertoire brings together  rooted rhythms forms of African Traditions, and brings them together into the Black American Jazz drumming traditions. The pieces include  rhythms from Yoruba, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal, among other strong Euro Asian and Latin American  contemporary connections. 

 

The sheet music is well prepared to fit into the specific needs of every practitioner, offering a wide open field for the development and refinement of musicality, language and form understanding, technical fluency, phrasing and breathing, music theory, drum sheet music reading, improvisation in style, and much more.