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KoSA Calabria Bringing Percussionists to Italy

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

12 KoSAThe summer, renowned percussion program KoSA, which is founded and run by Canadian percussionist Aldo Mazza, is heading to the southern coast of Italy for KoSA  Calabria on July 21-24, 2016.

Attendees will immerse themselves in Southern Italian drumming, percussion, and rhythms in the scenic seaside village of Locri, Italy. The authentic natural setting of this beautiful southern Italian region is conducive to this unparalleled hands-on cultural learning experience, say organizers.

The Program:

All participants will receive professional instruction in the following areas:

Drumset (Funk, Jazz, Cuban & Rock)

Frame drumming of Southern Italy and the various styles in the region ( including Tamburello, Tambora, Tamburo, Tamburino)

Drumset/Frame drums and Drumset/Djembe

Hybrid playing concepts

Cuban percussion

Classes 4 intensive hands-on classes per day (small class size)

Concerts Each evening concerts will be held in the majestic Cinema Vittoria “Sala Rossa”

All festival concerts will be open to the public

Jam sessions following each evening concert ,there will be seaside open jam sessions with participants and faculty

Workshop Location:

All workshop activities will be held in the beautiful Mediterranean seaside resort town of Locri in the Calabria region of Italy (Southern Italy). Classes and concerts take place at the Cinema Vittoria “Sala Rossa”. Conveniently situated, Locri is only 80 minutes from the International Airport di Lamezia Terme ( which is served by all major domestic and international carriers and all major rental car companies.

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