Learn about modern Cuban rhythms! Folk School Maplewood, MO
Date and Time: Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Folk School of St. Louis; 3155 Sutton Blvd., Suite 101 Maplewood, MO 63143
Afro-Cuban Concert at the Folk School: Featuring Grupo Bembe
Friday, May 21 7:30PM
Grupo Bembe is:
Thor Anderson- Congas
Phil Gomez- Keyboards
Eli Cardona- Timbales
This will be a fun and semi-interactive performance and seminar on various modern Cuban rhythmic styles. Promises to be very informative and entertaining.
About Thor Anderson:
Thor Anderson has been a student of Afro Cuban percussion for over ten years. He has traveled to Cuba 15 times for workshops and private instruction on congas. He has an extensive repertoire in the folkloric and popular styles of Cuban percussion.
He has studied with Cuban masters including Jose Luis "Changuito" Quintana, Roberto Vizcaino, Jose Eladio Amat, and Emilio Vega. He has performed in workshop ensembles in Cuba under the direction of Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso, Enrique Alvarez, and Joaquin Betancourt.
Thor has been a member of the St. Louis based salsa band El Caribe Tropical since 1996. Prior to that, he was a member of the percussion group The Sambistas and has performed with other St. Louis groups including Clave Sol, Latin Touch and Los Gatos de la Salsa.
About the Folk School:
The mission of the Folk School of St. Louis is to build community by providing educational programs that promote the learning, teaching, renewal, and perpetuation of traditional music and folk arts.
Regular weekly classes taught by some of the region's most respected traditional folk musicians, jam sessions, and master workshops allow students to interact with and learn from established musicians from both the St. Louis area and the rest of the country. The group-oriented programs also allow students to interact with each other, building a community of musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels that can ‘speak' the same musical language and gather informally and formally to make music. These interactions strengthen and preserve the music while it grows and uniﬁes the local traditional music and arts community.