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Back again this summer, Cotito will be in residence July 16- Aug 16.
Juan Medrano Cotito is internationally recognized as one of the living masters of the Cajón. Cotito has worked with Susana Baca since 1985 and is a member of the electronic music group Novalima. He was recently designated as the Ambassador of the Cajón, a national honor reserved for Peru's greatest artists.


Schedule
Adults and accompanied Youth
July 17-Aug 11
Monday-Thursday
7-8:30
Sliding scale: $110-150 for 8 classes
Drop-in $15-20 sliding
Payment plan accepted.
Don't let the fee keep you away.


Afro-Peruvian Oral Tradition, Cuisine and Dance
presented by Nachi Bustamante and Juan Medrano Cotito
workshop will be presented in Spanish with translation

Culture is the cornerstone of the identity of all nations. Every country, every region, every town develops its own cultural elements and how these are expressed are very different, as can be found in such simple aspects such as clothing , forms of behavior, beliefs, festivals, etc…

In this great universe of expressions one may find music, oral traditions, cuisine, dances, that like other cultural elements, have multiple factors that are characteristic in each location.

In this first OPC workshop, we will focus our attention on oral tradition and Afro-Peruvian cuisine.

Much of the reading material is focused on the contemporary view of people who have had the vision and commitment to write about the history of Afro-Peruvian people.

We have the following bibliography.

  • The Afro-Peruvian Peoples, Racism, Discrimination and Identity
  • From Inside: Ethnoeducation and Interculturality in Peru and Latin America
  • Negritude, Afro-Peruvian, Resistance and Existence
  • The Afro-Peruvian Population and Human Rights
  • Rethinking Slavery
  • Black Shining Photography Book

Afro-Peruvian Cuisine
We will discuss the contributions of Afro-Peruvian women, contributing to the boom of this topic in the world. One of our exponents is Teresa Izquierdo, who was recognized by the Ministry of Culture and the delivery of the PALMS MAGISTERIAL on behalf of the Peruvian Government. She put forward a great effort with this development, from her Restaurant “EL RINCON QUE NO CONOCES”, located in the district of Lince.

Much of what I have learned in my personal experience arises from the knowledge learned from my grandmother Estela Ruiz Caycho, Afro-Peruvian who was born in 1913 in the city of San Luis de Cañete, she worked as a cook throughout her life and passed on to the eternal journey in January 1989. Afro-Peruvian cuisine and pastries, are considered a valuable contribution of Afro-Peruvians


(Spanish translation)

La tradición oral, gastronomía y baile afroperuana

La cultura representa el pilar fundamental de la identidad de todos los pueblos, cada país, cada región, cada pueblo desarrolla sus propios elementos culturales y la manera en que estos se expresan son muy diversos, pues los podemos encontrar en aspectos tan sencillos como la vestimenta, las formas de comportamiento, las creencias, las fiestas populares, etc.

Dentro de ese gran universo de expresiones se encuentran la música, las tradiciones orales, la gastronomía, las danzas que al igual que los demás elementos culturales cuenta con múltiples factores que la hacen característica en cada lugar.

En esta ocasión enfocaremos nuestra atención en la tradición oral y gastronomía afroperuana.Gran parte del material de lectura está enfocando en la visión contemporánea de personas que han tenido la visión y compromiso de escribir sobre la historia del pueblo Afroperuano.

Contamos con la siguiente Bibliografía.

  • Los Afroperuanos, Racismo, Discriminación e Identidad
  • Desde Adentro, Etnoeducación e Interculturalidad en el Perú y América Latina
  • Negritud, Afroperuanos, Resistencia y Existencia
  • La Población Afroperuana y Los Derechos Humanos
  • Replanteando la Esclavitud
  • Negro Luminoso, Libro de Fotografía

Hablaremos de la gastronomía Afroperuana, sobre los aportes realizados por la mujer afroperuana, que contribuye al gran auge de este tema en el mundo. Una de nuestras exponentes es Teresa Izquierdo, quien tuvo el RECONOCIMIENTO del Ministerio de Cultura y la entrega de las PALMAS MAGISTERIALES a nombre del Gobierno Peruano. Ella impulsó con gran esfuerzo este desarrollo desde su Restaurant. EL RINCON QUE NO CONOCES, ubicado en el distrito de Lince.

Mucho de lo aprendido en mi experiencia personal se originan en los conocimientos aprendidos de mi abuela Estela Caycho Ruiz, Afroperuana que nació en 1913 en la ciudad de San Luis de Cañete, trabajó como cocinera a todo lo largo de su vida y partió al viaje eterno en Enero de 1989. La cocina y Repostería Afroperuana, son consideradas como un valioso aporte de las Afroperuanas.

Desarrollaremos un pequeño taller de Danzas Afroperuanas.

Steve Turre Trombone Master Class
$10 students; $20 general
Register here.

The Bay Area's own Steve Turre returns to the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music for a trombone Master Class.

All trombonists and enthusiasts are invited to attend this rare opportunity to spend an afternoon talking trombone with one of the world's preeminent jazz innovators. Trombonists should prepare a Jazz standard and be prepared to perform solo and with the group. Mr. Turre will share his perspective on developing good technique, tone production, improvisation and more.

ABOUT STEVE TURRE

One of the world's preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, has consistently won both the Readers' and Critics' polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells).

Turre was born to Mexican-American parents and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where he absorbed daily doses of mariachi, blues and jazz. While attending Sacramento State University, he joined the Escovedo Brothers salsa band, which began his career-long involvement with that genre.

In 1972 Steve Turre's career picked up momentum when Ray Charles hired him to go on tour. A year later Turre's mentor Woody Shaw brought him into Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After his tenure with Blakey, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. The latter introduced hum to the seashell as an instrument. Soon after that, while touring in Mexico City with Woody Shaw, Turre's relatives informed him that his ancestors similarly played the shells. Since then, Turre has incorporated seashells into his diverse musical style.

In addition to performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984, Turre leads several different ensembles. Sanctified Shells utilizes the seashell in a larger context, transforming his horn section into a "shell choir". Turre's Spring 1999 Verve release, Lotus Flower, showcases his Sextet With Strings. The recording explores many great standards and original compositions arranged by Turre for a unique instrumentation of trombone and shells, violin, cello, piano, bass and drums. Turre's quartet and quintet provide a setting based in tradition and stretching the limits conceptually and stylistically. In the Summer of 2000, Telarc released In The Spur of the Moment. This recording features Steve with three different quartets, each with a different and distinct master pianist: Ray Charles, Chucho Valdes, and Stephen Scott.

Turre's self-titled Verve release pioneers a unique artistic vision, drawing upon jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian sources. This innovative recording also features Cassandra Wilson, Randy Brecker, Graciela, Mongo Santamaria and J.J. Johnson. Previously Turre recorded Right There and Rhythm Within, featuring Herbie Hancock, Jon Faddis, Pharoah Sanders, and Sanctified Shells, on Verve's subsidiary label, Antilles.

Steve Turre continually evolves as a musician and arranger. He has a strong command of all musical genres and when it comes to his distinct brand of jazz, he always keeps one foot in the past and one in the future.
PROJECTS
Piano, trombone/shells, tuba with Mulgrew Miller and Bob Stewart
Trombone/shells, tabla, dijeri-doo/percussion with Badal Roy and Harold Smith
Steve Turre/Akua Dixon Duo - children's program (see Akua's projects) and concerts
Steve is also available for workshops, clinics and most recently was on staff at the Stanford Jazz Workshop in Palo Alto, CA
Steve has been a member of the Saturday Night Live since 1984
Steve has been a member of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band since its inception
Steve is member of McCoy Tyner's Big Band and Latin-Jazz All Stars since their inception
On Faculty at Manhattan School of Music since 1988




Drummer Ayinde Webb Wins Music Scholarship

Drummer Ayinde Webb of Oakland.

Berklee College of Music and the Monterey Jazz Festival announced this week that drummer Ayinde Webb of Oakland has been named the 16th recipient of a full music scholarship.

The Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at Berklee, located in Boston, is named in honor of the festival’s late founder, James L. (Jimmy) Lyons, who began the festival 55 years ago with jazz education at its core.

The Lyons Scholarship is awarded each year to one music student from the Western U.S., in recognition of outstanding talent.

Because it is a full-tuition, renewable award, satisfactory academic and musical progress in each successive year will allow each Lyons Scholar to attend Berklee through graduation, entirely tuition-free.

In pursuit of his passion for jazz and improvisational-based music, Webb began his studies at Berklee in Boston earlier this month.  He will sit in at the Monterey Jazz Festival with his new classmates in the Berklee Monterey Sextet, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21,on the Garden Stage, and again at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 22 in the Coffee House.

Webb, 18, is a graduate of Oakland School for the Arts, with an emphasis in instrumental music.  He became interested in drumming at a young age.

Between the ages of two and five, he practiced drumming on anything that would produce the sounds he wished to hear.
When his father fell ill, Webb stopped playing.  But after his father’s death in 2006, something called Webb back to the drum set, and, on his own, he began to voraciously study the masters.

He then began six years of instruction with master drummers E.W. Wainwright, student of Elvin Jones, and Jaz Sawyer, Abbey Lincoln’s drummer for the final 10 years of her career.

Since 2008, he has been senior drummer for the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music’s Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble, and house drummer for Branice McKenzie’s “Not Just for Singer’s only” music salon.


Published by The Post News Group
http://www.postnewsgroup.com/publishedcontent/2012/09/14/drummer-ayinde-webb-wins-music-scholarship/

                                    Watch Ayinde in action!




Afro-Peruvian Culture & Dance Workshop
 
 
Monday August 6  2pm

 

August 3, 2012 

Juan Medrano "Cotito" - David Pinto - Steve Turre

  
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Afro-Latin Percussion
Clinic/Workshop by John Santos

July 28, 2012  1-3pm  
$5-$10-students/$20 general
To register: call (510) 836-4649

Workshop made possible by
Latin Percussion Inc.,
REMO drumheads, and Sabian cymbals.

 
This presentation will be divided into two segments:
The first part (1:00-1:45) is family-oriented and will consist of demonstration and historical perspective of several percussive instruments including tumbadoras, bongos, timbales, maracas, claves, chekere and bell, as well as some basic ensemble rhythms to be played by all. In the second part (2:00 - 3:00) which is directed to the more advanced students, Mr. Santos will conduct ensemble rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico and dig deeper into the technical aspects of playing the respective instruments.
 
ABOUT JOHN SANTOS
Five-time Grammy nominee and US Artist Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, is a major bandleader, composer, producer, percussionist, and educator in Afro-Latin music with a career spanning four decades of professional experience. He has performed and/or recorded with masters such as Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Patato Valdés, Francisco Aguabella, Omar Sosa, Susana Baca, Lalo Schifrin, McCoy Tyner, Steve Tiurre, Batacumbele, Giovani Hidalgo, Armando Peraza, Jose Luis "Changuito" Quintana, Bebo Valdés, and Carlos Santana.  He is a faculty member at the Berkeley Jazz School and the College of San Mateo as well as Jazz Camp West and the Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Program at Humboldt State University in California. John has also lectured extensively and conducted countless clinics in the United States, Europe and Latin America since the 70s, including such prestigious institutions as Yale, Stanford, UCLA, the Manhattan School of Music, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He was founder and director (1985-2006) of the internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated Machete Ensemble, and currently directs the Cubadisco-nominated, John Santos Sextet and the two-time Grammy nominee, Coro Folklorico Kindembo.

 

 
 
upsurge logo
UpSurge! is "an ensemble that earns its exclamation point with dynamic performances that capture the soul, humor and off-the-cuff inventiveness of a cascading saxophone solo." (Andrew Gilbert, Contra Costa Times) 

 
Friday, July 3, 2009
Showtime: 8:00 PM      

$12 show admission

BBQ will be served at 6:00 PM
$5 food donation requested

 

and special guests Michael Lange and Cesar A. Cruz

Actor, director Michael Lange ("The Meeting," "The Ballot or the Bullet") joined by youth wordsmiths Ayinde Webb (drummer FDYE) and Jamani Williams will read excerpts from Frederick Douglass's historic 1852 speech to the Rochester Women's Anti-Slavery Society, "What Is the Fourth of July to the Slave?"   On that day Douglass delivered what is considered to be one of the nineteenth century's greatest orations illuminating the contradiction between American slavery and American freedom.

Opening for UpSurge on Friday, July 3 is a project that UpSurge! founder Raymond Nat Turner has been busy helping cook up. UpSurge and the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music are thrilled to announce the recently formed Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble (FDYE) under the musical direction of young saxophonist and teacher extraordinaire, Steven Turner. Founding Director of OPC and UpSurge bandmate, trombonist and vocalist Angela Wellman is providing the leadership for the birth and development of this new youth ensemble and OPC faculty and violinist, Sandra Poindexter, is mentoring the string section. FDYE will be performing a couple of UpSurge!standards in addition to their own repertoire. 

Also sharing the stage will be Cesar A. Preciado-Cruz. Cruz is a Los Angeles and Richmond revolutionary activist and poet. Cruzis celebrating the release of his book Revenge of the 'Illegal Alien': A Mexican Takes on the Empire" Poetry, Short Stories and Political Bullets.

Cesar's sharing the stage is in concert with our theme for this year's Frederick Douglass Day: "Black and Brown Unity!" which is  reflected in the composition of the Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble. So come out to honor the legacy of Frederick Douglass, hear some great music and words, encourage our next generation of music-makers and wordsmiths and make some history of your own.  

"Although slavery is gone, Douglass's critique remains as relevant as in 1852. But so too does his optimism that the days of empire are over, and that in the modern world abuses cannot permanently be hidden from the light of day. Douglass, not the leaders of a slave-holding republic, was the genuine patriot, who called on his listeners to reclaim the "great principles" of the Declaration from those who had defiled and betrayed them.That is a truly patriotic goal for our own Fourth of July."  Eric Foner

"Fellow citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful Frederick Douglasswail of millions, whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are today rendered more intolerable by the jubilant shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, "may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!" To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs and to chime in with the popular theme would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world."
Frederick Douglass 
 
Born into slavery:1818 Died: 2/20, 1895

Music at Large presents 
King for a Day


poets:  devorah major, Raymond Nat Turner, Genny Lim, James Cagney, Q.R. Hand Jr.
 
music: Lewis Jordan - alto saxophone, poetry
Karl Evangelista - electric guitar
John-Carlos Perea - electric bass, cedar flute
Marshall Trammell - drums
dreams of a king in recognition of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and other kings, real or legendary, profound and/or imagined if i were king
 
...martin luther b.b. tut coretta cole oliver  james...
What could or should a king, any king, say or do in the world today?
How might Martin Luther King Jr's. message be understood, or revised, today?
 


 
 

"Save Our Steinway" Benefit Concert

James Tinsley
trumpet

Miles Graber
piano


Sunday February 22,2009
Sliding Scale
$9-$99
 
James Tinsley’s career has seen performances with prominent orchestras such as the Boston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as with jazz musicians like Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. Today, eminent Bay Area pianist Miles Graber, joins him in a program highlighting his versatile musicianship.
 
All proceeds go to the OPC's "Save Our Steinway" project to cover the repair costs of a recently donated 1930 Steinway Concert Grand piano.
 
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Sunday, June 29 
OPCMusic hosts trumpet virtuoso
James Tinsley 
in an interactive
trumpet recital
3-5pm
$10
Reception to follow

Pre-Mother's Day Concert

with Vocalist Branice McKenzie
with Larry Steelman-Piano

"Because I Love You"

May 9, 2008
8pm

$20 individual
$35 Mother and child


THE SPIRIT OF PERCUSSION


 Airto Moreira 

 returns to OPC 
The Spirit 
of Percussion Workshop

3pm - 4:30pm
May 30, 2009

The event is open to ALL.

Bring your own instrument so you can jam with Airto!

About Airto and the Spirit of Percussion Workshop

COST: $15-$35 (sliding scale)
students $9
12 & under - Free
no one turned away due to lack of funds

Group rates available - (call for info)

Limited number of work-exchange scholarships available
(call for info)

Drum Our Souls Free
13-Week 
Transformative Drumming Course
with Drummer,  Facilitator & Educator 
Afia Walking Tree
 

Every Wednesday 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
http://www.spiritdrumz.org/intensive.htm
 

OPC Adult Orchestra 
&
Youth Symphony 
in Concert 


May 31, 2009  5pm

Skyline United Church of Christ
12540 Skyline Boulevard Oakland, CA
Donation Requested

a workshop for lovers of rhythm by 
Critically  Acclaimed 
Brazilian Percussion Master

AIRTO MOREIRA
Jan. 9, 2009    3pm-4:30

 

Master Class/Clinic with Latin Giants of Jazz
Sonny Bravo  Sam Burtis

      piano           trombone
  
April 5, 2008
2pm
$10-$50

Slide Hampton
Two-time Grammy winner

NEA Jazz Master


April 7th & 8th 
7pm   $10-$25
Buy tickets for NEA Jazz Master 
SLIDE HAMPTON           

M presents 

BACK STREET SUNDAY 
JAZZ SERIES

Sunday 4pm-7pm
July 6, 2008


4-7pm $15
seniors/children $10

SF BAAA


Steve Turre
 presents a  Trombone MasterClass  Saturday Feb. 16,2008
2pm

CONTACT: Alex Rodriguez 
(510) 836-4649 ext 115 
alex@opcmusic.org
 
The Bay Area's own Steve Turre returns to the Oakland Public 
Conservatory of Music for a trombone Master Class. 
 
All trombonists and enthusiasts are invited to attend this rare 
opportunity to spend an afternoon talking trombone with one of the world's preeminent jazz innovators.
 
Trombonists should prepare a Jazz standard and be prepared to perform solo and with the group.  Mr. Turre will share his perspective on developing good technique, tone production, improvisation and more.
 
Cost: 
Adults - $25 adv/$35 door
College Students w/ID $10
Elementary - High School  NO CHARGE
 
Send payment to: 
OPCMusic
1616 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA  94612

Make check/money order payable to: 
Music Is eXtraordinary (MIX)
 
Purchase online at BrownPaperTickets.com


NO ONE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDSAbout STEVE TURRE
Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, has consistently won both the Readers' and Critics' polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). Turre was born to Mexican-American parents and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where he absorbed daily doses of mariachi, blues and jazz. While attending Sacramento State University, he joined the Escovedo Brothers salsa band, which began his career-long involvement with that genre.

In 1972 Steve Turre's career picked up momentum when Ray Charles hired him to go on tour. A year later Turre's mentor Woody Shaw brought him into Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After his tenure with Blakey, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.....more.
www.steveturre.com            

 

WINTER BREAK MUSIC SESSION WITH
STEVEN TURNER & RONNIE DALIYO

DECEMBER 28-30, 2009   9AM-1PM

5th grade and up! Enrollment limited to 20 students.  (Younger students by special permission)
Makes a great Christmas Gift!

Tuition Only $60 
(Click Here to Pay Tuition)

For More Info and to Sign Up
Click Here for Registration Form

 To Print Gift Certificate: Right click on certificate; print picture.
 

 



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