Ringo Brill has worked with Young Audiences of Western New York since 2004 and is a skilled workshop leader for students of all ages. He has played traditional percussion for over thirty years and studied with master drummers in Cuba, Brazil, the US and Guinea. He creates arrangements of traditional music for his group Diaspora Drumming. Brill performs regularly with Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra, Diaspora Drumming, The Twelve-Eight Path, One World Tribe, and The Slyboots Circus.
“Funga Alafia,” welcoming rhythm, reflects the importance of hospitality and sharing;
“Kassa,” harvest rhythm, reflects the importance of working together;
“Kuku,” celebration rhythm, reflects the importance of marking achievements made as a community.
Grade Level: 3-12