Dende Macedo

Dende Macedo

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 + Fees

Dende Macedo
Dende Macedo
Recycled Sounds is a project that developed out of world renowned percussionist Dendê Macêdo’s interest in making instruments out of found materials. Over the years he has created a trove of instruments including a bucket shekere, a golf club berimbau, a tire drum, and a trash can snare drum that was incorporated into a line of instruments manufactured by Latin Percussion.

Dendê began recording himself playing his instruments and ultimately began working with a loop pedal which enabled him to record short pieces of each instrument that would cycle, enabling him to layer each of the instruments while performing live.

The obvious connection to sustainable practice was an element that he began to incorporate into his performances in order to be able to transmit an important message about our environment. The conduit for this message is an inventive performance on a bunch of wild looking instruments that make some interesting and distinctive sounds.

Dendê Macêdo is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, bandleader and teacher. He became a professional musician at14, as a member of Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble Timbalada. He now lives in the US, working with his folkloric group Ologundê, his massive percussion ensemble Arrastao do Dende and his flagship Dendê & Band with whom has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Dendê has provided educational programs at institutions such as Lincoln Center, Juilliard, the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/