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ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ TALKS ABOUT DRUMMING, TEACHING

NOV 25, 2008
Special for THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!
© Amir Bey, 2007
Ernesto Rodriguez, music teacher plays some rhythms and talks about the various aspects of teaching children
The video CHANO POZO LIVES AT GODDARD RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER shows children from one of the art classes at Goddard Riverside and music students there, who are being taught by Ernesto Rodriguez. In this video Ernesto talks about his concepts and the challenges of teaching children drumming and about African culture in the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Ernesto Rodriguez discusses the contrasting sense of Negritude between Dominicans' technical familiarity with African culture in music versus African Americans' sense of identity and connection with Africa.
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