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Percussion Workshop for FUN! with Malick Mbengue
July 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$51.75
Join Malick Mbengue at Casa Flamenca for a fun percussion workshop geared to students of all levels. Learn various rhythms and be part of a percussive circle at the end of the class using rhythms and techniques that you learned that day. Malick will be sharing his unique style, mixing different rhythms from different countries.
Registration fee: $50
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About the Artist
Malick Mbengue Arroyo is a Spanish-born Senegalese percussionist and drummer. Born in Cadíz, Spain in 1985, Malick spent his childhood within a musical framework influenced by African and flamenco music. At the age of 7, he began experimenting with the cajon flamenco and African djembe and by the age of 11, he had formed his first band ‘Aguatapa’. As a consolidated cajon player in his city, Malick studied in the Drummers’ Program at the Jazz Academy UCAS Modern Music School in Cadíz graduating with outstanding honors.
During later years, Malick formed a consolidated band of musicians from the Modern Music School. Over the years the bands evolved into a unity, and as a result they formed ‘Tumbando a Monk’. The band successfully transformed the music of Thelonious Monk into a Latin Jazz structure, and featured participants include Juan Saiz (drums), Julian Sanchez (trumpet, flugelhorn), Javier Galiana (piano), Javier Bermudez (bass), and Pedro Cortejosa (saxophone). Malick has attended several master classes organized by renowned percussionists and drummers such as Giovanni Hidalgo (Latin), Samuel Torres (Latin), Jordy Rosy (Jazz), Horacio el Negro (Latin), Stanton Moore (Jazz), Jimmy Weinstein (Jazz), Thomas Pridgen (drums) or Mamady Keita (Afro) Yaroldy Abreu Dreiser Durruty Ernesto Simpson.
Throughout his career, Malick has shared the stage with a list of recognized artists such as Jerry Gonzales, Chano Dominguez, Alfonso Gamaza, Kiko Veneno, Octavio Kotan, Andalucia Big Band “Miguel Blanco dir. & Arr”, Kiko Kowan, Rey Crespo, Nono Garcia, Manolo Perfumo, Alejandro Benitez, Pedro Cortejosa, Julian Sanchez, Enrique Oliver, Javier Galiana, Leo Power, David Palomar, Antonio Lizana, Chamito Candela or Claudia Valentina and Jackson Scotts from NY. Flamenco dancers, Jesus Olmedo, Mercedes Ruiz, Felipe de Algeciras, Alvaro Guarnido, Elena “la Machana”, Lourdes Fernandez, MªAngeles la chikina”, Anita “la Maltesa”, and Betiana Barros.
Malick has collaborated in several productions as a guest artist. Among these are the works of Guillermo Rayo, Ivan Gamelo, Mrs Groovy and the Blue Heads, and Carlinga Microband. Maria “la monica” Jhon Cervantes (Royal Academy of London) Classic and Contemporaneous music studies at the National Academy of Music Manuel de Falla in Cadiz, Spain. He has also collaborated with others including Batukada “Samba Wamba” and popular bands like “El Simpático Gorrión”, “Villanson”, “La Banda Morisca”, “Renu Hossain” (Indian proyect) y Claudia “La Chispa”(ROSALIA’s band).
Malick has performed around the world in venues including Gastombury, Ronnies Scotts, Jazz Cafe, Love Supreme Jazz Fest, Secret Garden Fest.(UK)Clamores, Jamboree, Central, and Jazz Marciac.
With a visionary attitude, Malick expresses his endeavor towards the versatility of genres and skills; this outlook being his principle for success.