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Full Moon Drumming: Mexico

Queens , New York City | Arts & Culture

Full Moon Drumming: Mexico

Celebrate the Full Moon with percussive rhythms and drumming styles of Mexican music in Flushing Town Hall’s garden. Begin with a workshop led by George Saenz, Music Director with Calpulli who will demonstrate various Mexican rhythms on huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, and bombo, redoblante and pandero, then jam with the entire group under the full moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional, just bring your enthusiasm!

Musicians & Dancers with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will offer a glimpse into the world of percussive rhythms and drumming in Mexican music. Audience members will be introduced to several popular rhythms used frequently throughout the many regions and ethnic communities of Mexico.

George Saenz, originally from Laredo, TX on the southwest Texas/Mexican border, has resided and worked in New York City as a freelance musician, director, educator, and composer since 2009. He has worked with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company since 2010 and has served as Music Director since 2012. In addition, George also teaches music classes including Button Accordion and Guitar for Calpulli’s Community Music Program. He works as well as a freelance musician and currently tours the world with Multi-Grammy Award winning Mexican-American Vocalist, Lila Downs.


Event Details

    Aug. 24, 2018 - Aug. 24, 2018
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM