SUNDAY CAJÓN CLASS:
Dates: January 29 - April 2, 2017
The class will focus on learning basic patterns of Festejo and Lando Rhythms. Students will learn percussion exercises to develop their sound quality. They will explore the different sound of the Cajon and they will be exposed to accompanying songs and interacting with other instruments.
What you should bring:
Students will need to bring their own cajón.
Cajón with Pedro: Sunday's 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15 drop-in -OR-
$125 for 10 classes**
**Cost, if paid in full.
Pedro Rosales was born in Lima, Peru. Percussion has been always a passion for him. At the age of 14 he discovered the Cajon as his main musical instrument taking classes with Master Ernesto Sandoval at the Art Museum in Lima. In 1989 he was part of folklorist Julio Casanovas’ “Tradiciones Peruanas” ensemble until 1992 when he traveled to San Francisco, California, EEUU to reside. In 1993 He co-founded with pianist Jorge Molina the experimental ensemble “Malambo Kombo” mixing Afro-Peruvian elements with Rock and Jazz. Pedro has also accompanied the most accomplished Peruvian touring singers & artists since 1992 including: Pepe Vasquez, Jesus Vasques, Luis Abanto Morales, Arturo Zambo Cavero, Lucia de la Cruz, Lucila Campos, Peru Negro, Bartola, Jorge Luis Jasso, Manuel Donayre, Rosa Flor, Carlos Hayre among others.
Trough out the years, Pedro’s ability to play and teach the Peruvian Cajon has developed thanks to the contributions of fellow master Cajon players such as: Manuel “Manguey” Vasquez, Eusebio “Sirio” Pititi RIP, Braulio Barrera and specially with his mentor Orlando “Lalo” Izquierdo (Founder Choreographer, percussionist & dancer of Peru Negro Cultural Association).
In 1995 Pedro Rosales co-founded “De Rompe y Raja” Cultural Association with choreographer Gabriela Shiroma. The main purpose for this association has been the preservation and diffusion of musical and traditions of the coastal region of Peru. This organization has released 4 cds: "El Retorno" (2001), double Cd "Diaspora Negra" (2009), "Huaranguito" (2011) and Co-Produced Marina Lavalle's"Sutil" (2010), with collaboration of many Afro-Peruvian Masters. In 2009 Pedro founded Proyecto Lando, Afro-Peruvian Explosion, a band that features Afro-Peruvian music incorporating a 2 Saxophone Section. 2 Cds have been released so far: "The Wooden Bronze" (2010) & "La Hemorragia Del Sabor-Afro-Peruvian Explosion" (2012). Currently he's been collaborating as a Cajon player with Carmen Roman's Cunamacue ensamble in a series of mayor cultural events such as Cuba Caribe, The Black Repertoire and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.