By Andy Doerschuk Published October 18, 2010
The perpetual percussion education machine otherwise known as Kosa has announced the details of its 2011 edition of Kosa Cuba. The weeklong intensive study program will take place from March 6–13, is open to all ages and levels of expertise, and will incorporate the Havana Fiesta Del Tambor percussion competition. Participants will experience intensely fulfilling days of hands-on classes and workshops on a variety of percussion instruments, including conga, bongo, timbales, bata, and drum set, in addition to lectures and cultural visits. All instruments will be provided. This year’s faculty will include Cuba’s most recognized artists, including Giraldo Piloto and his band Klimax, Julio Lopez Sanchez, Jean Roberto San Cristobal, Panga, Yaroldy Abreu, Amedito Valdes, Adel Gonzalez, among others. Seminars in the history and development of Cuban music will be led by respected ethnomusicologist Dr. Olavo Rodriguez. For more information, call 1-800-541-8401 or go here.