Contacting Carlos Aldama
Carlos Aldama is doing a song class at La Pena cultural Center located at 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. Wednesday nights at 6:00p.m. Carlos Aldama's classes at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will commence on January 27, 2001, Saturday. The song will be at 1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. The percussion will be 2:00-3:00p.m. 6 classes at $48.00. On Thursdays percussion will be at 6:30p.m.-7:300p.m. and song will be 7:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Home-based, spiritual readings by Carlos Aldama are available, please contact following e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
|CARLOS ALDAMA PEREZ who was apprentice to the first
musical director of Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba (CFNC), Jesus Perez Puente and
later was musical director himself of the (CFNC) will resume his residency at Mission
Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission St. nr. 24th St Bart in San Francisco.
Mr. Aldama's prestigous career precedes him as percussionist in the cabaret, Tropicana and Regalia. He was a member of the musical folkloric group "Isupo Iraguo with Mercedita Valdez (now deceased) was soloist. He's a founding member of Group Oru and also the founding professor of the first international course "FolCuba" (1984). His vast knowledge knows no bounds and his patience infinite for he likes to work with novices.
The classes are as follows:
What kind of general percussion? the rumba genre; yambu, guaguanco, columbia in both
styles Havana and Matanzas. The congo genre: yuca, makuta, palo iyesa, arara. All these
rhythms are taught. Please bring your instruments, bells, palitos, drums etc. The song
classes will deal with oro cantado from top to bottom. Please bring pad and pen. Thursdays
for advanced level Saturday beginner but all levels welcome. Private instruction available
upon request for Bata drumming.
|As of early 2000
Carlos Aldama will be teaching at Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission St nr. 24th St. Bart. The classes will be ongoing through June 2000. He will be teaching Afro-Cuban folkloric percussion general rhythms such as the rumbas: yambu, guaguanco, and columbia in its two regional representations Havana style and Matansas to start. then on to the congo rhythms-- iyesa --- arara.
The classes will commence on Thursday, May 4 2000 7:00- 8-00p.m. orisha songs. 8:00-9:00p.m. the general percussion class. On Saturday, May 6, 2000 from1:00-2:00 p.m. orisha song class and 2:00-3:00p.m. general percussion. The classes will be ongoing through June 2000. Mr. Aldama also teaches bata drums by way of his master teacher, Jesus Perez. If there is anyone interested in private session, please call (650)756-1289.
If you are already a student of the bata drum; Mr. Aldama is selling some instructional bata drum videos which are a must if you are a devotee of the religion since he himself is playing on both videos, there are two videos. In Video I Mr. Aldama is playing all the parts, on Video II Mr. Aldama is playing the iya from Oro Seco all the way to Eggun. The videos are $75.00 a piece if anyone is interested in purchasing contact this e-mail address email@example.com.
Note: Carlos Aldama was due earlier, but due to the Elian case, many artists did not get visas, these are now coming in.
Regino Jiménez & Carlos Aldama of Folklórico National de Cuba &
ALL-STAR AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE
dancers José Francisco Barroso & Susana Arena
|December 4, 1999||San Francisco, CA||Korinthias Community Center
245 Valencia Street
Btwn. 14th & Duboce
7 PM, $15 general
$8 students & seniors
510. 351-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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