History of the Border Beat

Workshop leader, percussionist Mauricio “Mauz” Gonzalez, will introduce you to the history of various border drum beats by explaining how traditional percussion instruments and rhythms traveled from all over the world to become adopted by our local culture. He will demonstrate the traditional and contemporary drum rhythms that compose the unique border sound. Then you will have hands-on practice of the different rhythms with a variety of percussion instruments, followed by participating in a drum circle, where you will fully experience the border beats.