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Discover Jazz with John Santos: The Spirit of the Drum

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 7:00p

A six-week lecture series taught by five-time Grammy-nominated musician and historian John Santos that explores the importance of drums and rhythms in Latin American and Caribbean music. True to African tradition, the drum is still the heartbeat of many working class communities in the African diaspora. In this series, we enter these communities through video clips, photos and rare recordings, as well as take an up-close look at several of the rhythmic instruments used in diverse drumming traditions… Show more

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The John Santos Sextet
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Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He has been a prolific performer, composer, teacher, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer for over 35 years, working with acknowledged masters such as Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Bebo Valdés, Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, Patato Valdés, Francisco Aguabella, Steve Turre, McCoy Tyner, Batacumbele, Omar Sosa, Giovanni Hidalgo, Negro Hernandez, Eddie Marshall, and Carlos Santana....
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Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. and Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 546-6853
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