Mozambique

“This is an excellent opportunity to learn the original Mozambique in a straight forward and well designed format. The material is broken down slowly and carefully, with clear explanations. Highly recommended!”
– Michael Spiro, Percussionist, Producer, Educator

MOZAMBIQUE! DVD
vol.1: Cuban style in 3-2 clave

Intermediate to Advanced Drumming levels.
55 minute instructional video and 30-page booklet.

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MOZAMBIQUE! DVD
vol.2: Cuban & New York Style in 2-3 Clave

Intermediate to Advanced Drumming levels.
55 minute instructional video and 30-page booklet.

Companion to Mozambique! Volume 1.

Volume 2 focuses on Mozambique in a band setting, in both Cuban and New York styles. Performers include Chris “Flaco” Walker, David Penalosa, Noah Mosgofian, and Cary Griffin.

In the first half, I show how Pello el Afrokan’s Cuban Carnaval music feels in 2-3 clave. We learn two bell parts, a two conga part, a single conga part and two bombo (bass drum) parts. We play in a small group, then I perform it with a nine piece group, I solo a bit, and we dip into Mozambique in 6-8 (!)

In the second half of the video I show variations of the New York style on two congas, as well as a three drum style that has become one of my favorite grooves. I teach the basic timbale part with bell and bombo and we do a performance of “New York Mozambique, California Style”


MOZAMBIQUE! DVD
vol.1: Cuban style in 3-2 clave

$30.00 Add to cart


MOZAMBIQUE! DVD
vol.2: Cuban & New York Style in 2-3 Clave

$30.00 Add to cart


I’d like to thank all the Cuban, Puerto Rican, and American drummers who have created and expanded this fantastic groove, born of the 1960’s.