Alvorada : a journey through Iberian-Hispanic music


Course leaders: Rubens Celso, Ophélie Gaillard
Objectives :

– Discovering the folk music and rhythms of Brazil, Argentina and Spain, in particular the samba, tango and jota
– Discovering percussion instruments from Brazil (berimbau, cuica, pandeiro) and Spain (castanets, bells)
– Making the body work through dance and the practice of percussion
– Broaching the notion of playing together

The project:

The works that we share with children are taken directly from the Alvorada programme, a journey through art and folk music from Andalusia, Argentina and Brazil. 

Workhops :

Duration : 1hr/session
Number of sessions : 1-4
Number of musicians : 1-3
Public : pupils ages 8-13, adults

Past and future actions

18 September 2016 : concert : Hôtel de l’Industrie, Paris 6ème
October 2015 : intervention/workshop : community center, Ourcq (93)
October 2015 : concert : theater Le Ranelagh, Paris 16ème


Ophélie Gaillard
Rubens Celso

Further information

Suite Pour Violoncelle Seul – Intermezzo E Danza Finale Alvorada
  1. Suite Pour Violoncelle Seul – Intermezzo E Danza Finale Alvorada
  2. O Canto Do Ciscne Negro Alvorada
  3. Falla (De) – Siete Canciones Populares Españolas – Nana Alvorada
  4. Piazzola – Grand Tango – Tempo Di Tango Alvorada