SFJAZZ Education | Inside the Afro-Cuban Rhythm Section
Afro-Cuban Masterclass
Masterclass

INSIDE THE AFRO-CUBAN RHYTHM SECTION

W/ HORACIO “EL NEGRO” HERNANDEZ & MEMBERS OF IRAKERE 50  

EDUCATION | MASTERCLASS

Feb 18, 2024
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

$20 Public/FREE for Students 

Legendary Cuban super-group Irakere marks 50 years as one of the most innovative ensembles to straddle the line between jazz, rock, classical and contemporary music. At the core of the band’s longevity—in addition to the visionary leadership by pianist/composer Chucho Valdés—is the incendiary foundation established by the rhythm section. For this exclusive workshop, GRAMMY Award-winning drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernández reveals the extraordinary technical prowess and mastery of independence at the heart of Afro-Cuban drumming. Alongside his Irakere 50 bandmates—percussionist Roberto Vizcaíno Jr and bassist José Armando Gola—Hernández will highlight the evolution of Cuban drumset techniques and the essential tools for collaboration and part distribution within the rhythm section. This one-time-only session will be co-facilitated by SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón.   

The format for this special session will feature demonstration with opportunities for Q&A. Drum and percussion students are encouraged to attend! 

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