Mr. Ricardo Hambra
Musician / Composer / Producer / Teacher
The Rhythms of Indian percussion, with Indian Tabla maestro Mr. Zakir Hussain at Omega, Rhinebeck – New York.
Meredith Monk – Singing Body / Dancing Voice, at the House foundation, New York City.
Jazz singing voice, with Mr Keith Raynold at the Manne’s institute of music, New York.
Drumset workshops, with Mr. Kenny Aronoff, Tris Imbodem, and others in the Zildjian Master series, at Beacon Theatre, New York.
Rhythms of the Native American, workshop with Mr. Ray Huenche, in New York.
Singing: Vocal technique in Classical music, with Prof. Ariel Mendelson.
Vocal technique and coaching, with Prof. Graciela Leibovitz.
Percussion: Classical and Ethnic African and Oriental Roots, at the Escuela Superior de
Percusion, directed by Prof. Antonio Yepes,
Drumset at Vinci Institute of music, with Prof. Ernesto Picardi.
Acting: Theatre, Drama, Comedy characters and improvisation on stage, with prof. Eduardo
Sanchez, at Escuela de Arte Dramatico in Buenos Aires.
Clown, series of workshops with prof. Cristina Marti, at her studio in Buenos Aires.
Dance: Graham method with prof. Claudia Carbonell, at Freddy Romero studios, Buenos Aires.
Fedora Aberasturi method, with prof. Susana Ibanez, at Escuela Panamericana de Arte,
Indian classical and popular Music: Hindustani Ragas Chant and Light singing, Tabla drums, Santoor –a 78 strings instrument, with Master Sri Shyam Srivastava, at the Sangheet Sai Universities - Prashanti Nilayam, Bangalore.
Advanced Tabla, with Kathak dance and Tabla set Master Sri Mata Prasad Misra of Benares.
Advanced Tabla, with Mr Subhash Dhunoohchand from Reunion Islands.
• Middle East,
Ethnic Percussion – Arabian, Hebrew and Turkish music: Darbuka, Bendir, Zils, Davul, with different musicians and tteachers in Israel, Spain and the US.
Spanish Flamenco, Cajon and Palmas. Latin percussion: Bongoes, Claves, Cascara, etc. At the Study center for Ethnic and Fusion music, Madrid
South Indian percussion, with Gatham Maestro Mr Ramesh Shotham at Neopercusion music school, Madrid.
Afro Brazilian percussion – samba, bossa, comparsa; Capoeira Dance, with different teachers in Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro n Brasil, and Madrid, Spain.
Music Studio productions: Recent works
I’ve recently worked and recorded in Buenos Aires, with the following music bands:
‘PERCUTI’ - Percussion and Voices, 2008: Ethnic Fusion music from different parts of the world. A four-member band, instrumental and vocal music. Featuring Lead and background voices, Percussion set, digital programming, etc.
MASi, Ethnic Fusion IndiaBossaSouLatinOriental, 2008: A trio featuring Lead and background voices, Guitars, Percussion set, Mandolin, Acordeon, etc.
As a guest musician, with ‘Ensamble Confusion del Mundo’, a nine piece band, featuring original ethnic music pieces and covers of some popular songs, played with ethnic instruments, like Voice, Tambura, Buzuki, Violin, Acordeon, ethnic Flutes, Percussion set, Bass, Drum kit, etc.
All these music shows were presented at several music clubs and theatres around Buenos Aires.
Also with ‘Raices del Flamenco’, a performing art show, featuring music, dance and acting. It’s related to Flamenco fusion music, along with Flamenco dance, Poetry and Acting as well.
This show has been presented in Buenos Aires, October and December 2008.
Series of concerts with Singer – Songwriter Barbara Luna at ‘La Vaca Profana’, and Tasso Cultural Center, a well-known music clubs in the Buenos Aires scene. Barbara is an accomplished musician, who is currently living in Paris - France, and works in Europe.
As a Composer, Performer (with other guest musicians) and Producer:
‘Nama’ – Ethnic Fusion Songs, Bhajans and Ragas, 2007: featuring Singing voice, Harmonium, Tabla and Ethnic Fusion percussion set. With guests on guitars, keyboards, digital fx.
‘108 Spirit’ – Ethnic Fusion Ragas and Talas, 2004: This CD features Singing voice, Tabla, Ghatam, percussion set, with guest musicians on Indian Sarod, Khanjira, Zils, Dholak.
‘Ethnic Fusion Sound – Collection 1’, 2001/2: featuring studio and live recordings between Madrid, Paris & New York. Singing voice and Ethnic Fusion percussion set, with guest musicians on guitars, bass, keyboards, violin, digital prog. more percussion, Charango, Sax, Sitar.
CDs: As a Composer, Performer (with other guest musicians) and Producer:
‘Esencia Lila’, 1999: featuring singing voice and Ethnic Fusion percussion set, with guest musicians on guitars, bass, keyboards, violin, digital prog. Madrid & Buenos Aires
As a guest musician and producer:
‘Doniana’ – World Fusion (2000)
‘Urbethnic’ – Fusion of Classical, Contemporary, Urban & Ethnic Percussion styles (1999)
As a guest musician
‘A. Platino’ – Latin Jazz (2000)
‘Brenga Astur’ - Asturian Folk (1999)
‘Maquina Dura’ – Jazz Fusion (1998)
‘Manoa’ – World Fusion (1997)
‘Maquina Blanda’ – Jazz Fusion (1997)
‘Manteca – Flamenco Jazz (1996)
‘Years Alone’ – Jazz Fusion; released in USA by Green Linnet (1996)
‘Bordo’ – Pop (1994)
‘Asta de Luna’ – Flamenco Fusion (1994)
Soundtracks and music videos:
With PERCUTI and MASi bands, featuring live recorded footage from concerts in
Argentina, 2008. Recorded by Lionel Goldenstein, produced by Ethnic Fusion Sound.
For the Film ‘The Song of Service’ (105 min), directed by Mr. Alvaro Forque, along
with musician Eduardo Laguillo (Spain, 1998).
For the short film ‘Los Chicos de la Calle’ (Street Kids), produced and directed by Aimara Prod. (Buenos Aires, 1997)
Concerts together with (among others):
Mr Zakir Hussain – Indian Tabla maestro -
Sri Shyam Sunder – Master of North Indian Bansuri Flute –
Mr John Bergamo – Master of Handrumming Percussion –
Matt Malley (from Counting Crows rock band) – Indian Mohan Veena or Slide Guitar –
Mr Juanjo Guillem (member of the Spain’s national Symphony Orchestra)
- Master of Classical and Contemporary Percussion –
Adam Chalk - Jazz Pianist/ Composer/ Singer -
Brett Simmons - Bass guitar, vocals –
Elliot Sharp – Guitars, Producer -
Damo Suzuki - Singer, Songwriter -
Steve Sandberg - Keyboards, Singer, Producer -
Marco Tulio – Brazilian Guitar player –
Gustavo Bulgach – Clarinet, Sax –
David Finlay – Keyboards, production -
Daniel Diaz – Bass, Multiinstrumentist, Producer
Martin Cohen – Guitars and Vocals -
Ramesh Shotham (member of the Karnataka college of music)
- Master of South Indian Percussion –
Eliseo Parra – Singer and Spanish ethnic Percussionist –
Subhash Dhunoohchand – North Indian Tabla player –
Kula Seela Nadan –South Indian Classical Singer –
Bidinte – African percussion, singer –
Paul Livingstone – Sitar, Fretless guitar –
Barbara Luna – Argentinean Singer, Songriter -
Fernando Marcon – Afro Brasilian percussion –
Sergio Urquia – Argentinean Charango, Andean and Brasilian percusión –
Recent events as a guest musician in New York:
Jeff Becker & the Peace of Heart choir, performing a premier of one of my own compositions for Voice, Tabla, Choir and Brass section called Sargam Rupak/Jalim along with a brass quartet, at Makor, NYC.
Vimala, Neo classical singer, presenting her CD ‘One Life’ at the Slipper Room, NYC.
Damo Suzuki Network – Experimental Jazz, at the Knitting Factory, NYC.
J’wish dub, presenting a jewish/ Indian/ meditative cross cultural music, at the Orensanz foundation, NYC.
Captain Hilarious, Folk/Rock/fusion band, at SIR studios, NYC.
As a solo artist:
Presenting the CD ‘Nama’, along with guest musicians, in California.
With Ethnic Fusion Sound, concerts as a Singer/ Percussionist/ Songwriter, presenting material from the CD ‘Ethnic Fusion Sound – Collection #1’, along with guest musicians at CBGB lounge, and other clubs & places around NYC.
World, In Peace, a music – dance/movement performance based on the experience of the 9/11 tragedy, along with Dancer Choreographer Lara Colorado, at the Anthroposophical Society, NYC.
Reciprocate, a Dance & music program along with Peter Sciscioli at the Joyce theatre NYC, 2003.
Zendora Dance company, presenting ‘ The Time of Footsteps – Impressions of Giacometti, at La Plaza cultural community gardens, NYC 2002.
Concerts in Madrid, Spain: Tour with a 20 members orchestra within the ‘New Composers Festival’ at the National Auditorium and other regional theaters around Spain – 1998/2000.
Concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina: with the Superior School of Percussion directed by Master Antonio Yepes in the series of ‘Concerts for Children’ and ‘Concerts at Noon’ organized by the City of Buenos Aires County – 1994/95
Teaching: Ethnic and Modern Percussion
• With the ‘World Music Study Center,' featuring the Ethnic Fusion Singing Voice workshop’ and the ‘Ethnic Fusion Percussion and Rhythms of the World’, classes held at Long Beach, La Lomita, Lakewood, and Los Angeles areas, California.
• Former Director of the Ethnic Percussion Dept. at Neopercusion School of Music located in Madrid, Spain (1997 – 2000).
• Punto Joven (youth point) Project for youngsters – percussion and singing voice classes, promoted by the Town Hall of Galapagar City, Spain (1998 – 2000)
Some workshops and Master Classes
• Ethnic Fusion rhythms and instruments of the world, in NYC, 2002/3.
• Ethnic Fusion Singing Voice, in New York area, 2002/3.
• Sevilla, at the ‘5th National Convention of Percussion’ (2000).
• Pamplona, at the ‘World Music Festival’ (1999).
• Madrid, at the ‘International Convention of Percussion’ (1998).
‘Neopercusion School of Music’ (1997 – 2000).
DAW Recording studio:
Sony VAIO PC workstation – Event EZ Bus Computer Audio Recording Interface - EMU/Ensoniq sampler – Midiman Keyboard controller – Yamaha Keyboard – Hafler M5 studio monitors and H1600 amp. - AKG 2000B condenser , Shure SM 57/8 microphones - Sonar 2.0 XL multitrack digital recorder + plug ins – Propellerhead Reason Digital studio for looped based music prod. - CD burner/editor + misc. software for music and video/ multimedia post production
Music instrument set includes:
Ibanez JX70 – Indian Percussion Tabla, Ghatam, Mridangam, Kanjira, Moorsing – Mid eastern Darbuka, Bendir, Riq, Zils – African Djembe – Latin Bongoes, Claves, Guiro and accessories – Spanish Cajon Flamenco, Pandero – Handrumming Frame Drums 22’’/ 18’’/ 14’’ – Drumkit with snare, toms and cymbals, Andean Bombo Leguero, Chas chas and accessories, etc.
Other related skills and knowledge: Guitar, Keyboards, Digital programming, Recording Studio production, Website Design, Graphic Design, Video media producer and editor, Performing Arts events management, Music school (Percussion and Singing voice) administration and management, Computer skills in both PC and Mac platforms.
Languages: Spanish, English, Pertuguese, some Hebrew, Arabic, French, Sanskrit, Hindi.
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