Eyes of the Masters: Percussionist Sergio Krakowski
Sergio Krakowski (b. 1979) dedicated his life to the Pandeiro, also known as the Brazilian Tambourine. A complete “hand drum kit”, this instrument has always been considered a symbol of Brazilian Music and Culture. Crossing whatever national and cultural barrier, Sergio made this instrument a possible tool in various musical genres, from the Choro, the fundament of Brazilian Music, to Jazz, Contemporary and Electronic Music.In twenty years of career, Sergio has shared the stage with artists such as Maria Bethânia, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lionel Loueke, Donny McCaslin, Anat Cohen, David Binney, Edmar Castañeda, Cyro Baptista, Gregoire Maret, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Miles Okazaki, John Escreet, Nate Wood, Lenine, Chico César, David Linx, Chano Domínguez, Maria João, Mario Laginha, Nelson Veras, Yamandú Costa and Hamilton de Holanda.Although Sergio Krakowski is involved in many collaborations, his musical statement can be found in his new album “Sergio Krakowski Trio - The Foundation of the Island” to be released in May 2016. Four songs inter-connected by a minimalistic technique of rhythm metamorphosis that has been the subject of Sergio's musical researches for several years and, together with free form jazz tools, creates a unique and unified flow of music. The Eyes of the Masters series is a special class where legendary artists share their experiences, knowledge and insights into the world of music both as an art form and as a career.
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