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Friday, January 16, 2009

Travel to Carnaval in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Travel to Carnaval in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Experience Carnaval with Master Afro-Brazilian Percussionist Dendê
February 12th-26th, 2009
Packages start at $1750 for 14 nights!
Spend the week before Carnaval in intensive classes at the Office of Musical Investigation in Pelourinho, the historic center of Bahia. Then spend the week of Carnaval playing in bloco Kizumba and parading with bands like Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Olodum and Muzenza. Travelling with Dendê will give you access to a side of Carnaval that most tourists never see. If you love to drum or want to learn how, this is the way to experience Carnaval in Bahia!

A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada he toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Yvette Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives in the US, performing with his groups Hãhãhães, Arrastão, Ologundê, and Samba de Tres. He has also performed with such notable artists as Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Graham Haynes, Adam Rudolph, Daniel Moreno and many other exceptional musicians. He has been featured in performances with the Italian singer/percussionist Alessandra Belloni and has peformed internationally with Vinicius Cantuaria. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion classes in the New York City to both children and adults.

Includes:

* Daily Percussion Classes with Dendê
* Rehearsals with Bloco-Afro Kizumba
* Performances in Carnaval with Bloco-Afro Kizumba
* Tons of fun events and additional classes

We have arranged a deal with our travel agent who will be happy to set up your travel and hotel.

For further information, contact Mamadele Productions at mamadele@mamadele.com

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