#9 Scott Kettner- Founder of Nationbeat, Maracatu NY, World Drum Lessons & New School Faculty
Our music news this week features Harold Wheeler, musical director & conductor for the 2017 Oscars. You can read more about what he has to do to prepare for the Oscars here.
Miriam Makeba is our Black History Musician shoutout. You can read about her here.
You can read more about Sergio Mendes here, who is featured this week with our iconic music segment. You can listen to the album Damon mentioned, Brasiliero, here. Here is Mais Que Nada from the Brasil '66 album with English subtitles (in case you don't speak Portuguese). Side note, that song was also featured in the movie Rio.
Here's a brief history on Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras.
If you are interested in Maracatu NY (as well as being in the Halloween Parade with the band) click here.
This is Scott's group, Nationbeat.
If you are interested in the New School in NYC for Post-High School/Collegiate activites, click here.
Scott studied with (and mentions) Billy Hart at the New School.