Percussion Classes

Venezuelan Beats and Strings: The World of Cuatro and Maracas

Rafa Pino & Edward Ramirez
Saturday, April 7
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Discover the origins, styles, and techniques of Venezuelan traditional music and how to apply them to ukulele and percussion. GRAMMY® nominees Rafa Pino and Edward Ramirez of the group El Tuyero Ilustrado demonstrate their techniques for playing melody, harmony, and rhythm simultaneously and applying Afro-Venezuelan beats to rock, salsa, and other musical forms. A close ancestor to the ukulele, the cautro, or four-stringed guitar, uses a similar tuning. Bring your ukulele or percussion instrument and work hands-on with two of Venezuelan music's contemporary masters.