Frank Oddis/Jason Koontz Announce Plans for Brazilian Percussion and Culture Tour!


The Brazilian Percussion and Culture Tour July 17-31, 2010

Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Professor Frank Oddis, Morehead State University and Professor Jason Koontz, Eastern Kentucky University are conducting a Brazilian Percussion and Culture Tour in the summer of 2010. The 14-day tour will visit three cities in Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, the African Capital of Brazil, beautiful Rio de Janeiro, and the metropolis of São Paulo, to study many different genres of traditional Brazilian music. Two tracks of study will be offered; Brazilian Percussion with hand drum emphasis, and Brazilian Percussion with drum set emphasis. These classes are open to participants with all levels of musical experience. The instructors are all leading professionals and virtuosos on their respective instruments, and classes and workshops will be offered in all three cities.

Participants will attend Brazilian music concerts, cultural shows, religious ceremonies, visit important cultural landmarks and travel to a tropical island combining to make this tour a unique cultural experience. Additionally, a guided tour of the Contemporânea percussion instrument factory in São Paulo will give participants an opportunity to see Brazilian instrument manufacturing on a large scale, and handpick personal instruments for purchase at special prices.
Pricing for the 2010 Brazilian Percussion and Culture Tour has been finalized, and we are currently taking deposits for the first 23 participants. The cost of the tour is $3995.00, and payment details can be found on our BPCT website:
We encourage you to contact us with questions, and ask that you help us publicize this tour by sharing information about this tour with friends and colleagues who might be interested in getting a taste of Brazil. Please consider forwarding the link for this email to people in your address book. We will respond promptly with information necessary to enroll.

We hope you can join us!

Frank Oddis and Jason Koontz, Tour Conductors

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