Come see Born to Drum maestra ANNETTE AGUILAR with her band StringBeans!
In 1992, she formed her Latin and Brazilian jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans. StringBeans soon became a popular fixture of the New York City’s East Village and Lower East Side music scene. A three-time selection as Latin Jazz Ambassadors by the U.S. State Department, the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the group has toured South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar, sharing their knowledge of music from the Americans and the Caribbean.
Their debut CD on their own label, "Special Friends", and second CD, "No Cheap Dates", received numerous reviews nationally and abroad. Their third CD, "The Day Waits for Nobody" is in the works.
The concert will be including a FREE DRUM WORKSHOP with the price of the ticket to the concert.
The workshop will start at 7pm and go until 7:50pm. This workshop will be in the Bloco style which incorporates rhythms on Brazilian drums. However the focus is "all drums are welcome." Workshop participants will also play for 10-15mins during intermission and on the very last number with the band. The rhythms of focus is Baiao and Bomba. https://youtu.be/cyH7HfBWjzE This clip is of a Baiao on different Brazilian instrument, however, we do incorporate several different drums as well. Drums with straps such as djembes, also shakers, shakers, maracas. Strong Bell players are encourage. However bells are a very prominent percussion instrument that defines the rhythmic cell of the group. So it's important to keep this together. If you bring a conga drum make sure you have a small handy stool to sit on, and some chairs will be provided.
Full description and advance tickets located at
Tickets are $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show
Doors at 6:45 pm; Workshop 7:00-7:50pm; Show at 8:00 pm
Note: They will also perform in San Francisco in Jessie Square (760 Mission) on Aug. 16, 6pm. https://ybgfestival.org/event/annette-aguilar/