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VIDEO! Syncopation Revisited, Part 5: Brazilian Applications

September 2014 Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Syncopation Revisited Part 4: Brazilian Applications by Steve Fidyk We continue our series on ways to interpret the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer by applying Brazilian rhythms and…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2014

Fabio Buitvidas of Shadowside

Hello dear fellow drummers, it’s an honor to be able to write for the Modern Drummer community. My name is Fabio Buitvidas, and I was born in the city of Sao Paulo. Despite being Brazilian, my musical roots are not…

Modern Drummer
Nov 21, 2012

Airto Moreira: World Traveler of the Highest Order

The term “world music” wasn’t invented specifically for Airto Moreira, but it might as well have been. As a percussionist/drummer in his native Brazil in the mid-’60s, Airto was recognized as a leading cutting-edge figure, mixing jazz and Brazilian ethnic…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2011

Esthema’s Bruno Esrubilsky

Modern Drummer Blog readers! My name is Bruno Esrubilsky, and I am a Brazilian drummer/percussionist living in the Boston area. I graduated in 2005 from the Los Angeles Music Academy and then in 2010 from Berklee College of Music with…

Modern Drummer
Apr 12, 2010

Graham Hawthorne: Blending The Third World With The New

In the past fifteen years or so, a New York City music fan out for a night of high-quality rock, pop, jazz, world music, singer/songwriter folk, or alt-country might well have been moved by the superbly musical and confident drumming…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004