Feb 11 2008: Latin Percussion Workshop with Pepe Danza

Pepe Danza, the well-known and highly sought-after local percussionist, will be hosting a 2-hour workshop specifically for the rhythm section of The Carnival Band on February 11th, 2008. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Joseph “Pepe” Danza started his professional career at thirteen, then studied at the National Conservatory. Pepe quickly developed an interest in world music and spent three years studying shakuhachi in Japan, and two years studying Indian music in India and Sri Lanka. Moving to Canada in 1989, he quickly established himself as one of the foremost drummers and band leaders on the West coast. His credits include performances with South Indian master drummer Trichy Sankaran, and concert tours throughout Europe, Korea and New Zealand.