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The Complete Pandeiro Guide

After 30 years of playing, teaching, researching and meeting the greatest masters in Brazil, Matthias Haffner has finally put all of his extensive knowledge about the pandeiro into a package and made it available to everybody. In cooperation with well-known producer David Kuckhermann, Matthias decided to publish a complete tutorial about this amazingly versatile percussion instrument. The result is fantastic: more than seven hours of lesson caught on camera, including precisely explained techniques, hundreds of grooves, tricks and effects on the instrument, traditional and modern styles, history, play-along tracks, on-screen notations, PDF´s and other surprises! The practical wooden USB stick includes the complete course (basics, traditional & modern grooves, advanced techniques) and is available in mp4 format (Mac) or m4v format (Windows).

Book Blocos Afro in Salvador - Bahia

Bahia - a musical melting pot

Music has a very special place in Brazil. In the federal state of Bahia and its pulsating capital Salvador, you can experience its vibes on the streets all year round. The music is abundant and lively, and it can be powerful! In this book, the reader will explore the rhythms of the the so-called bloco afro in detail. Africa, the Caribbean, Black Power, Candomblé - the percussion groups from Bahia use many elements to create innovative and energetic music. A book for all rhythm enthusiasts who want to get a closer look of the spirit of groups like Olodum, Ilê Aiyê or Muzenza. 

Blocos Afro is one of the first books about the drumming culture from Bahia which was translated in several languages. The book is richly illustrated and contains many notation examples of popular as well as less well-known blocos from Salvador. The included CD (or audio file for download) makes all rhythm samples available in excellent quality. The authors, Matthias Haffner and Michael de Miranda are two passionate percussionists with a strong preference for Brazilian music. Their analytical and pedagogical skills made this book a valuable work of art for all musicians and music lovers.

The book is available as physical book including a cd (in English) and as download in PDF-format including all sound files in wav (English, German and Dutch language). You can order the book on our website www.blocoafro.com. 

HP Percussion - finest handmade pandeiros & accessories

Haffner & Perander will supply you with the best handmade pandeiros and jingles (Platinelas) for all professional and amateur needs.