Sunday, March 18, 2012

Learn Latin percussion with Gino

Drummer Gino Castillo hosts a clinic at Encore

Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Charleston-based musician Gino Castillo will present a Latin percussion clinic at East Cooper music store Encore Music (1233 Ben Sawyer Blvd.) on Sat. March 24 at 1 p.m.

A native of Ecuador, Castillo moved to Charleston a few years ago after working as the head percussion teacher for five years at Universidad San Fransisco de Quito, which is part of the Berklee College of Music Network. In town, he’s taught privately and performed with a variety of local acts, including Duende, Kelly Eldridge, and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. He recently released a solo album titled Ya Llegué.

Castillo will have a battery of hand percussion pieces on hand at Encore this week. “I will play different Latin American and Cuban rhythms and instruments with background music,” he says of this week’s clinic. “I will show the correct technique to play these instruments and how I develop my own percussion-drum set.”

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