Community Classes

Join master percussionist Dendê for the next edition of this introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion.

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 1-2:30 pm at Dendêzieros Studio in Germantown
February 3 – 24, 2024

Cost: $80 for the 4-week series or $25/class

Attendees will learn to play timbal, caixa, surdo, repique, xequere, tamborim, pandeiro and much more with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper technique, exercises, tuning and maintenance, improvisations and soloing, traditional rhythms from candomblé and samba de roda as well as the original rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê, and Olodum.

Email mamadele@mamadele.com with questions.

Private lessons can also be arranged in person or via Skype. Email mamadele@mamadele.com for more info.