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This is a free, open to the public, all ages, child friendly and disability affirmative event!
Saturday June 8th 2019 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Multnomah Arts Center- MAC Courtyard (weather permitting) or MAC Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
This hands on all ages and all skill level’s welcome workshop explores the routes and roots of rhythm with different percussion instruments from around the world including repurposed industrial items such as buckets and other fun things! Music will be made as we realize the potential of percussion and rhythm. More on the presenters below.
Feel free to bring a percussion instrument such as a drum, shaker or bell.
A native of New York, Dennis J. Dove began his professional career as a musician and actor at the age of 16. Dennis’s passion for music was cultivated as a young child. He quickly developed an interest for acting and music at an early age. He made his debut as a principle actor/drummer of the cast of the Broadway show Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk. This show was featured on Broadway from 1996 until 2002, and received Grammy nominations and was awarded four Tony Awards. Since his debut in 1996, Dennis tours nationally and internationally as a professional percussionist. He was a cast member of other musicals including Drummin’ 2 Deep, the off Broadway show Keep Bangin’, The Hip Hop Project, and he co-starred in Hit It the musical. He has performed at national and international sporting events, such as the Euro Cup, World Cup, The Olympics (China 2008) and the World Basketball Festival. Dennis has been featured on various national television shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Sinbad show(VIBE), MTV (VMA’S & TRL) BET 106 & Park, the ABC Millennium Show with Peter Jennings (1999). Dennis has had a featured spot on CNN World News, and has been a feature performer at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center.
Adam Carpinelli breaks the sound barrier; creating ripples in the space time continuum altering futures in cosmic dimensions. As a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, electric bass, drumset and percussion; his compositions take music to a new level fusing American styles such as jazz and funk with genres from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. His studies of world music started with Ghanaian drumming; having performed, and recorded for Obo Addy, the late Master Drummer. Adam currently performs and records with Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s band in a new project called Walo Walo. He resides in Portland, Oregon where he performs with Shvvvr, Wambapdx and Tropical Storm.