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Flamenco Percussion Workshop

Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras (Spain)
17 Oct 2016Mon
1hr 30mins (with no intermission)
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
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Be introduced to the wonderful world of flamenco music and rhythm through percussion techniques. Participants will learn basic flamenco beats by playing on the flamenco cajón (a drum box), castanets and/or through hand claps. This is an exciting opportunity to learn different techniques from the highly accomplished artists who lead the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advance level musicians, but prior experience in flamenco music or playing percussion is not necessary. This workshop is led by Manuel Muñoz “Pajaro" and Antonio Suarez Salazar, who perform in da:ns festival with Sara Baras in Voces, suite flamenca.

Participants wishing to focus on drumming should bring their own cajón or other suitable percussion instruments. Participants should dress comfortably.

MANUEL MUÑOZ, percussion

Born in Cadiz in the heart of a flamenco family, Manuel José Muñoz López known as “Pájaro” started playing at the age of 15. He is really well-considered within the flamenco artists due to his deep knowledge into the rhythms within flamenco.

He has participated in many projects as a percussionist. Between 1998 and 2010, he accompanied the great dancer Eva Yerbabuena in the Productions Eva (1998), Cinco Mujeres Cinco (2000), La Voz del Silencio (2002), A Cuatro Voces (2004), El Huso de la Memoria (2006), Santo y Seña (2008) and Cuando Yo Era (2010). Since that year, he started working with Sara Baras.


Antonio is member of a great dinasty of artists from Madrid, Los Porrina. He is son of Singer “Guadiana”, nephew of Ramón “El Portugués”, cousin of “Paquete”, “Piraña”, “Sabu Porrina” or “Lucky Losada”, all of them very recognized percussionists.

He started at the age of 15, accompanying the great Antonio Canales in the shows Flamenco, Flamenco, Torero, Carmen and Raiz. Since then, he has share stage with some great artists as Diego el Cigala, Jorge Pardo, Chano Domínguez, Duquende, La Barbería del Sur, Josemi Carmona, Pitingo, Juan Carmona, Diego del Morao, Tomatito, Pedro Gesto, Joselillo Romero, Yelsy Heredia, Piculabe, Aída Gómez, Alaín Pérez, Caramelo, Juan Parila, Jesús del Rosario, El Farru, Paloma Fantova, Pepe el Francés, Montse Cortés, Paco Heredia, Juan de Juan, Kimi-K, Saúl Quirós, El Viejín, Ramón Jiménez, David Cerreduela, Gerónimo Maya, Kiki Maya, India Martínez, Guadiana, Ramón el Portugués, Potito, Camarón de Pitita, Miguel el Rubio and Sara Baras.

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