Obrigada Recife! Rhythm Road #11

Music: Leao Do Norte – performed by Rose Moraes, written by Lenine as tribute to the beautiful Brazillian state of Pernambuco. MUITO Obrigada Edvaldo Amorim – for everything Jorge Martin – For your Maracatu studio and Corpos Percussivos Marivaldo Lima – For your teaching drumming passion Pilar do Favela Corpos Percussivos – for your powerful […]

Escola Corpos Percissivos ~ Rhythm Road #10

We (Eli Yamin, Kate McGarry, Bob Stewart & I) arrived in Recife, Brazil in the early afternoon. We had the whole day to catch up on our rest before beginning our schedule of workshops and clinics….but I simply couldn’t sit in my hotel knowing that something like this was happening out there somewhere. This is […]

Albania! Rhythm Road #9

The Rhythm Road Blues in the Balkans tour was a combination of concerts, television appearences and student workshops.  We worked with students from age 5 through advanced university musicians.  I enjoyed every moment on the tour, however I have to confess that there was something very special about going into the schools, connecting and working […]

Greece! Rhythm Road #8

We flew into Thessolinikki and boarded our new tour bus heading for the mountains of Northern Greece. Mountains, lakes, Rivers, great food, and even greater people.  The love and support we received on this leg of the tour was off the charts. Thankyou Antonis Varvatsoulias from the Foundation of Thracian Art & Tradition for introducing […]

Wonder Women of the Rhythm Road #7

I joke about being “gender blind”.  In many ways I really see people before I make the distinction between women and men… I believe in personal freedom of expression and respect, and I am not a flag waving/card carrying member of any organization or group.  However, as I near the completion of my first Rhythm […]