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East Bay Church, 4130 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

"Northern California's Largest One-Day Percussion Event!"

                        Free World Percussion Performances!           Workshops!



Total Rhythm! Over 4 hours of FREE drum and dance performances from Guinee, Brazil, Korea, Japan, India, Cuba, Oakland! All welcome!
  • World Bazaar International Marketplace

  • Drum, Percussion & Craft Vendors

  • Free Community Drum Circle

  • Free Family Fun in the "Rhythm Kidz Zone"

  • Global Cuisine from India, Cuba, Trinidad, Thailand, More!


WE GOT THE BEAT! Grab your drum: The largest One-Day Drum & Percussion Festival in Northern California returns to rhythm-crazy Oakland, CA on Saturday, September 27, 2014!!!

Total Rhythm! Headlined by 5-time Grammy-nominated, Oakland-based percussionist John Santos, this energetic Celebration of the Drum features four hours of FREE drum and dance performances showcasing the pulsating rhythms of the world: Japanese Taiko, Brazilian funk, Kuku from Guinee, Afro-Cuban bembe and rumba, Oakland hip-hop and bucket beats, Indian tabla, and so much more!












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This family-friendly event includes a dynamic and interactive RHYTHM KIDZ ZONE for young drummers, an all-inclusive Community Drum Circle led by the Bay Area's top drum circle facilitators, and California's finest world cuisine vendors offering Thai mango salad and Tom Yam Gai, Trinidadian pelau and roti, Indian naan and biriyani, Jamaican jerk chicken and oxtail stew, fresh and organic natural juices and so much more...!



OWPF's International Marketplace features sustainable and organic world music/art vendors from across the globe: Soul Craft drums from Guinee, Hand-made Chekeres from Cachimbo, Brazilian percussion, Natural hair and skin products, jewelry, original art, Pan-African CDs and DVDs...join us!

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For those ready to dig deeper, the Oakland World Percussion Festival 2014 presents an All-Star lineup of WORLD PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS, including:
  • Five-time Grammy nominated percussionist and bandleader John Santos
  • West African Drummer Ben Isaacs
  • Afro-Cuban and Salsa teacher Edgardo Cambon
  • Oakland's own Robert "Bobby" Wallace

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OWPF 2014 WORKSHOP PRESENTERS have performed and/or recorded with music legends Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Carlos Santana, Giovanni Hidalgo, Bonnie Riatt, Cachao, Airto Moreira, Fua dia Congo, Margareth Menezes, Tito Puente, Zakir Hussain, plus many more.




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Workshops at Oakland World Percussion Festival 2014!

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Full Day Workshop Pass: $50


(The Festival is FREE! Only the Workshops require payment!)

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

Pay online with credit card via paypal™















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Mary Ellen Donald
Middle Eastern Rhythms with Mary Ellen Donald

Learn the basic strokes for the doumbec: doom, tek, and left, and two popular Arabic rhythms:  baladi, played in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Palestine and the Saudi family of rhythms Saudi, rhumba and latin played throughout the Arabian peninsula.  Mary Ellen will provide detailed written notation (no charge).  Participants who own doumbecs should bring them.  Those who need drums will be able to borrow them for the workshop.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10am - 11:15am
East Bay Church 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
$20 advance/$25 day of

Pay online with credit card via paypal™

OR

Full Day Workshop Pass: $50

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

Pay online with credit card via paypal™






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Ben Isaacs
West African with Ben Isaacs

Learn traditional West African rhythms from Guinee and Mali from Bay Area percussion treasure Ben Isaacs.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 11:15am - 12:30pm
East Bay Church 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
$20 advance/$25 day of

Pay online with credit card via paypal™

OR

Full Day Workshop Pass: $50

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

Pay online with credit card via paypal™






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Jeff "Tanbou" Pierre
Rhythm of Haiti with Jeff "Tanbou" Pierre

Born and raised in Haiti, Jeff "Tanbou" Pierre is a young and immensely talented drummer who combines a deep knowledge of his country's folkloric rhythms with a fresh and innovative teaching style. This workshop will present traditional Haitian rhythms IBO and KONTRE DANS. Open to all levels. Bring a drum.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
East Bay Church 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
$20 advance/$25 day of

Pay online with credit card via paypal™

OR

Full Day Workshop Pass: $50

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

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Robert "Bobby" Wallace
Brazilian Funk for Congas & Djembe
with Robert "Bobby" Wallace


Jorge Ben meets James Brown! Learn some irresistible Brazil-infused funk grooves from Rio and Bahia which sound great on congas, djembe, ashiko or timbau. Bring your drum or use of ours. All levels welcome!

Saturday, Sept. 27, 1:45 - 3:00pm
East Bay Church 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
$20 advance/$25 day of

Pay online with credit card via paypal™

OR

Full Day Workshop Pass: $50

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

Pay online with credit card via paypal™






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Edgardo Cambon
Afro-Cuban BEMBE with Edgardo Cambon

Join master percussionist Edgardo Cambon as we learn traditional Afro-Cuban BEMBE rhythms and chants. Open to all levels. Bring a drum, cowbell or chekere.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 3:00 - 4:15pm
East Bay Church 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
$20 advance/$25 day of

Pay online with credit card via paypal™

OR

Full Day Workshop Pass: $50

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

Pay online with credit card via paypal™






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John Santos
Afro-Latin Grooves & Concepts
with John Santos


In this clinic/demo, 5-time Grammy-nominated percussionist and bandleader John Santos (along with Latin standouts David Flores & Javier Navarrette) will demonstrate a wide variety of Latin American rhythms on tumbadoras, drumset, timbales, bongos, chekere, guiro, maracas, tambora, and other instruments, and will be available to take your questions.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 4:15 - 5:30pm
East Bay Church 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
$20 advance/$25 day of

Pay online with credit card via paypal™

OR

Full Day Workshop Pass: $50

Participate in as many classes as you would like on Saturday, March 30 for one low price!

Pay online with credit card via paypal™



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