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AbaCua
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Traditional AfroCuban Rhythm played on conga drums
Clave, bell, shakers and four  drums including “bonko”, solo drum played by Kim
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Allies – by Kim Atkinson
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This is my composition for the Brazilian Bateria, based on Nigerian patterns.   The instruments you hear are two surdos, caxia (snare), two agogo bells, shekere, and tamborim. This is the last track on my Grooves to Live In album.   The basic tracks were played by members of Carnaval Spirit.
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Afoxé
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This is my Bateria arrangement of a very common and popular rhythm from Brazil, also known as Ijexa.  Three surdos, repinique,  caxia (snare), two agogo, (bells), tamborim, ganza (tube shaker).  I have adapted some of the traditional hand drum parts to the Bateria.  Basic tracks played by members of Carnaval Spirit.
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Mozambique Slow.
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Mozambique is typically played at medium to fast tempo,  This slow tempo is good for learning the intricate contra-clave patterns. I played all the instruments – two bells, two bass drums, and three congas
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Rumba – classic
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I played all the parts to this version of Rumba Guaguanco Habanera with tumba, clave, cascara, conga, and quinto.  Improvise your own song over this groove!
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