Claudio Kron

Musician, percussionist, composer, poet and producer, Claudio has devoted his life to Afro-Brazilian indigenous culture and tradition. As a percussionist both as a performer or teaching, Claudio has travelled the world: UK, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, Korea.

Using organic instruments and percussion such as Congas, Berimbau, Atabaque, Pandeiro, which he will introduce on stage on our opening night – fantastic energy and musicianship.

For his workshops, Claudio will be teaching Pandeiro frame drum. The pandeiro is a type of hand frame drum popular in Brazil, and which has been described as an unofficial instrument of that nation.

The drumhead is tunable, and the rim holds metal jingles (platinelas), which are cupped creating a crisper, drier and less sustained tone on the pandeiro than on the tambourine. It is held in one hand, and struck on the head by the other hand to produce the sound. Typical pandeiro patterns are played by alternating the thumb, fingertips, heel, and palm of the hand. A Pandeiro can also be shaken to make sound, or one can run a finger along the head to produce a roll.

The Pandeiro is used in a number of Brazilian music forms, such as samba, choro, coco, and capoeira music. The Brazilian Pandeiro derives from the pandeireta or pandereta of Spain and Portugal.

Pandeiro performance