DRUM and DANCE WORKSHOPS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
SUNDAY MAY 28th and MONDAY MAY 29th!
AFRO BRAZILIAN and AFRO CUBAN DRUM and DANCE WORKSHOPS
KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN and MARK LAMSON!
Kimberly Miguel Mullenand Mark Lamson bring their years of collaboration with Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian music and dance.
SUNDAY - 5/28 - 2:00-4:00 PM
BATA KETU DRUMMING WORKSHOP with MARK LAMSON
Come join the co-creator of the landmark CD, Bata Ketu, MARK LAMSON for a workshop that will take you through the musical and cultural connections between Cuba and Brazil. Mark is a master at getting everyone of all levels playing as he orchestrates the group through the folkloric rhythms on instruments from both cultures.
$15 for two hour workshop.
SUNDAY - 5/28 - 4:30-6:00 PM
AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE CLASS with KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN
We welcome back KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN to Tucson for her amazing dance classes!
Sunday's class will focus on the Afro Brazilian inspired movement, with LIVE drumming led by Mark Lamson, and joined by Sol Axe and Tucson community drummers.
All levels welcome!
$15 drop in/ $10 for students
BOTH SUNDAY WORKSHOPS - $25
Sunday workshops at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
1013 S Tyndall Ave
MONDAY, 5/29 - 7:00-8:30 PM
AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASS with
KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN
Live Drumming led by MARK LAMSON and Tucson community drummers!
Join KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN for an energetic Afro Cuban dance class exploring the polyrhythmic movement and folkloric rhythms of Cuba!
$10 for Sunday Workshop participants
Monday class at Movement Culture 435 E 9th St
With countless recordings and performances to his credit, Mark Lamson is highly sought after for his integrity, experience, and expertise in a broad range of musical styles. While Mark's repertoire includes R&B, rock, latin jazz, New Orleans brass band, funk, country and hip hop, his true mastery and passion lies in fusing the popular and traditional music of Brazil and Cuba with modern American and Latin American styles. One of Mark's greatest achievements to date has been the creation, recording and performance of Bata Ketu with San Francisco musician, Michael Spiro. Conceived as a fusion and interplay of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian folkloric music, Mark and Michael produced the CD in 1996, and it is hailed around the world as being a landmark recording. It is registered with the Smithsonian Institute and has received funding from the Rockefeller Institute.
KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN:
Kimberly Miguel Mullen, an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist, has performed in the USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and Hong Kong. As a solo artist, she was one of a chosen few to perform with the late legendary Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella. The Los Angles Times has described her movement as "spectacularly supple," a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora. Mullen, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Dance from UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures actively pursues her interests in dance ethnography and traveling throughout the world while creating links among cultures through the expression of dance.
Based in Los Angeles, Mullen offers spirited and educational dance classes, workshops, retreats, and cultural immersion programs worldwide. Mullen is a University dance professor at Occidental College since 2006 and has taught at University of California Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, California State University of Los Angeles, and Portland State University. Since 2005, Mullen has been recognized as a popular dance and fitness DVD personality and choreographer renowned for infusing traditional dance forms into mainstream markets. Her debut dance workout DVD, "Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body," was awarded "Best Dance DVD" by Health Magazine in 2009.
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