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Carmen Arrojo

Carmen Arrojo is a percussionist based in the NYC Metro area. Carmen plays in musical settimgs of different genres such as folk, Latin jazz and alternative rock. She was the percussionist for the musical, "Love and Yogurt", directed by Aaron Morrill. Carmen is the percussionist for Inti and the Moon , an Andean folk group and Flying South Latin Jazz Trio. She continues to study independently with masters of percussion and hopes to continue her musical work with children.

Edmundo Carneiro

Edmundo Carneiro was born in the summer of 1958 in Macaubal, a small town in the north of the state of São Paulo. Among his brothers, he will be the sole heir of his grandfather's passion for music. Packed by the percussion of the party of Folia dos Reis that punctuated the seasons of its childhood, it will construct its life around a single question: the Rhythm. While his colleagues played football, he was interested in vinyl records and joined the Fanfarra to study the snare drum and the bass drum. At the beginning of his 14th birthday, his family moved to Campinas, where he attended the school orchestra and fell in love with Hermeto Pascal, Baden Powell and Jobim

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david joshua

Funk drummer, Brazilian trained percussionist. Studied under Ivo Araujo master rhythmist. Bands include: Manhattan Samba, Samba NY, Gatoritmo. Electronic music composer and producer. Shows include: Carnegie Hall with Wycelff, opening drum band for Gogol Bordello rock tour, Pharrell and the Neptunes Spike TV, Globo Brazil, MTV, Univision, Paul Winter Consort, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Greenwhich village Halloween parade, SOBS nightclub house band for 10 years. Studied at Dubspot music academy NY. Owner of downjazz records. Producer of the funk, Neo-Soul album: Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure

Anansi Trio

The Anansi Trio is a group of like-minded musicians drawing from a wide range of musical influences. Using the language of Jazz as their starting point they also use elements of Afro-Cuban and Indian music as well as other global traditions. Using percussion, saxophones and acoustic bass they create a music that’s unique and experimental yet remains accessible. With a diverse rhythmic approach and a focus on improvisation, The Anansi Trio hopes to put their own stamp on the American legacy known as Jazz. Band Bios Mark Merella is a musician whose versatility on drum set and hand percussion has made him an in demand player for live, studio and educational settings


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