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Dudu Tucci plays Contemporanea

Dudu Tucci is the new endorser for CONTEMPORÂNEA Percussion Instruments

Dudu Tucci and Contemporânea both come from Sao Paulo. Dudu grew up in Vila Madalena, the district where Contemporânea used to manufacture their products and still run a large store. And now, after having become one of the most virtuosic and well-respected brazilian percussionists and teacher of inumerable drummers throughout whole Europe, their paths cross anew! Contemporânea, with its long tradition of outstanding instruments and Dudu Tucci, an outstanding percussionist...a perfect fit! And we from Kalango are really looking forward to a synergistic teamwork!

Dudu Tucci and Kalango will be presenting short video films with Dudu in loose intervals. These films aim to professionally introduce the typical brazilian instruments from Contemporânea.

As opening Dudu plays a Samba Groove in the typical "em cima" technique on the Malacacheta 12" x 20cm. The caixa is held upright in the crook of the arm, the pattern lies on the strong hand and the other hand supplements the dream notes. Attention! Dudu is left handed!

A virtuosic conga solo! Dudu just spins over the brandnew Contemporânea congas with his matchless technique and shows what they are capable of.

If this has aroused your interest into playing conga: in the new Drums&Percussion magazin you will find the first part of Dudus Conga Workshops, which establish a sound basis for a good conga technique with help of simple exercises and rhythmes. Drums&Percussion offers a free ITunes app with a free of charge download under: http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/drums-percussion/id434355921?mt=8

It will of course take quite a while until you will be able to play like Dudu...but if you are interested in checking out the new Contemporânea congas, we from Kalango are trying to make them available for the european market and will keep you updated on our progress!

A Pandeiro - 'the' pocket drumset! Dudu introduces a combination of various rhythmes from the Northeast of Brazil on the Contemporânea goatskin head Pandeiro. The swing of the Baião and the syncopes of the Maracatu melt into a complete new and complex rhythme.

Since more and more timbal players demand the possibility to tune their instrument higher and higher, Contemporânea offers an aluminium timbal with 16 tension hooks in Brazil. The large amount of hooks help to evenly spread the immense tension needed for the high tunings over the whole drumshell.

This makes the timbal a phantastic solo instrument, which can easily prevail within a bateria when played with a good technique. We are also trying to get this very special instrument for our assortment.