Duda 'Moleque' Ferreira

Duda 'Moleque' Ferreira

Music Workshop - Junk Percussion & Brazilian Rhythms

We are truly honoured to be in the presence of this incredibly creative and pioneering artist.

Duda 'Moleque' Ferreira started up a band in the 80's by inviting kids from his neighbourhood, Vila Santa Catarina, in the Zona Sul of the city of San Paolo Brazil. With no resources for conventional instruments, he built percussion instruments using the age old street ideas for recycling stuff from local tips. He took the band to perform their first peice, 'Moleque de Rua' (Street Kid), at a neighbourhood festival with 18 litre cans and broom handles, and they won first prize.

Duda went on to develop a whoe range of percussion instruments from recycled materials; the chinelophone (cardboard tubes played with flip flops), the tamborinophone (PVC tube drums), the bateria de latas (an assembly of tin cans, saucepans and frying pans), the guitambau and the berimbaixo.

The in-coming generation of 'Moleques' have grown up in and around the favelas of Alegria and Coreia with the sound of 'Moleque de Rua', dying to get their hands on that percussion, and now have come into their own.

Duda will run junk instrument making workshops where you can create your own instruments based around his fantastic percussion creations - and Duda will teach you how to play them!

Workshops open to all ages. All materials provided.

You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZm8JtWS6Mg

You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N528GGVmCBU