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Sunday, August 7 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exploration in Afro-Cuban Percussion - Scott Messersmith & Johnny Jyemo

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This workshop is an introduction to Afro Cuban music focusing on how the music relates to Clave. Scott and Jonny will teach some basic parts to Rumba and answer any questions participants may have about the fundamentals of Afro Cuban music. They will also explore the clave relating to the quinto and show how the quinto locks into all Cuban music.

Jonny Jyemo is a "1st call" drummer/percussionist from Denver, CO. He plays in various bands and is known for his versatility of drumming styles. From salsa to funk, reggae to rock, Jyemo puts his signature on the music while still faithfully respecting the roots. 

Scott grew up in New Orleans and began playing drums as a young child. Music has always been a huge part of his life and after being in bands throughout his younger life, moved to Colorado where he started the Motet and began shaping his interests in Cuban, African and Brazilian music. Scott has studied Cuban music intensively and continues to grow and learn, as the challenges of this music really have no limits. Scott is excited to share his knowledge and insight with Cuban music with friends at ARISE. Scott can be seen playing with The California Honeydrops, Sambadende, and Los Chicos Malos, as well as many other pick up gigs in the Denver/ Boulder area. We hope to see you at the workshop! 



Sunday August 7, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent