Book Launch Party: Scott Kettner’s “The Essential Pandeiro Method”
Scott will perform solo compositions and improvisations and will talk about some key elements from his new book, a complete guide for students and educators about pandeiro techniques and grooves. He will also be joined on stage by DC native progressive hip hop artist, Christylez Bacon. The performance will take you on a rhythmic journey through Brazil, New Orleans, and more.
The performance will be interactive and is family friendly, to expose drummers and non-musicians alike to the pandeiro.
★ BONUS: All ticket buyers are entered in a raffle to win a Meinl pandeiro or a copy of Scott’s new book. We will choose winners at the event. The first drawing will be for the pandeiro and the second for the book.
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 day of
Doors open: 7:45PM
Book signing/cocktails: 9-9:45PM
This event is presented by EducArte in partnership with Eaton DC.
About Scott Kettner
When Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeast Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of NYC. A master percussionist, bandleader, producer, and songwriter, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythms find common ground in the rhythms of Brazil’s northeastern region, the Big Easy’s funky, hypnotic Second Line and strolling Mardi Gras Indians, and the unfettered freedom of big-city downtown jazz. www.scottkettner.com
About the book
“In his new book, The Essential Pandeiro Method, he clearly demonstrates his step-by-step process to developing the fundamental skills needed to play the pandeiro in a highly musical and fluid way. I’ve practiced some of Scott’s methods myself and I highly recommend this book for anyone serious about learning the wonderful art of playing pandeiro.” – Stanton Moore (drummer, Galactic)
“Nation Beat leader Scott Kettner is an expert in vibrant cross-cultural fusions” -Time Out New York
“His drumming seamlessly blends that Louisiana second-line sound with a Brazil-ified backbeat.”-WNYC/NPR Radio