He was born in El Carmen, Chincha (south of Lima), where Afro-Peruvian music and instruments originated when Africans were brought in the late 1700s to work the sugar cane fields.
For the past 20 years, he has led percussion workshops for children and adults around the world.
August 8th 5:45pm
2020 Addison street, Berkeley.
Delve into the Afro-Peruvian roots of some of the world’s most popular percussion instruments!
In this workshop, Master Afro-Peruvian percussionist Marcos Mosquera will present the main Afro-Peruvian percussion instruments, the cajón, cajita, congas, bongos, and quijada (donkey’s jaw), while exploring all-traditional rhythms and patterns like lando, zamacueca, alcatraz, inga, son de los diablos, and estuve cobando.
Students should bring one of the instruments listed above, no prior experience with Afro-Peruvian music needed.
Marcos Mosquera has been recording and performing for 36 years, specializing in Peruvian cajón, bongos, congas, timbale, cowbell and quijada. He has performed in hundreds of festivals around the world as the main percussionist for renowned Peruvian band Novalima, and has collaborated with a vast array of Peruvian artists like Eva Ayllon, Manongo Mujica, Cecilia Barraza, Gianmarco, Tito Manrique y Cosa Nuestra, and Pepe Vasquez, just to mention a few.
He was born in El Carmen, Chincha (south of Lima), where Afro-Peruvian music and instruments originated when Africans were brought in the late 1700s to work the sugar cane fields. For the past 20 years, he has led percussion workshops for children and adults around the world.
Contemporary (Latino) American Music
Curated by John Santos
A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field. The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands.
Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Folk styles and rhythms in traditional and evolutionary settings, dance music and jazz play seminal roles in this series.