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Postby Salidor » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:11 pm

Hi! is there anyone living in Vancouver (BC Canada)? I'm planning next year to fly with my family for living and working in Canada!!...leaving Italy for a long time I hope :D
How many and "what kind" of percussionists are living there? hope to hear your news!!

saludos!!
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Re: Vancouver

Postby rhythmrhyme » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:37 am

I'm not in Vancouver, but just across the puddle in Victoria...

Vancouver is a great city, if you like cities. Victoria's a little smaller, better air quality, quite a bit less crime - more my speed 8)

Either way, welcome to the left coast! NDP capital of Canada.

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Re: Vancouver

Postby Salidor » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 am

Victoria! I've been in Canada ten years ago and i visited Vancouver Island too.....i remember Victoria as a very quiet and nice city (i used to survive the traffic and the chaos in Rome). So Victoria it could be for us a good destination, it depends where i find a job.

So wait for me!!

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Re: Vancouver

Postby burke » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:23 pm

rhythmrhyme wrote: the left coast! NDP capital of Canada.

RR


We may give you run for that title ... we elected them waaay over here on the other left coast a few years ago :D

Are the Puentes Brothers still located in Victoria?

any way, Salidor & family...welcome to the great white!
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Re: Vancouver

Postby rhythmrhyme » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:23 pm

I'll wait for you - no problem there. I'm neck deep in a terminal degree program that will keep me planted for a few more years.

Yes, the Puentes brothers are still in the area, but they rarely perform locally. Something I completely understand, Victoria is rather isolated being on the island and "exposure kills" in our tiny music scene. Alex now goes by "Alex Cuba", last time I saw him perform he had a massive fro and wore tight baby blue 70's pants :D Quite the look! He performed with only a percussionist, Jose Sanchez, who lives on Saltspring Island. I've met with Jose for a few lessons etc. After training on the congas with a folkloric rumbero, Jose really helped me tie the music to my western music training/writing - he was formally trained at a music school in Cuba. Unfortunately for me, good for him, he's often on tour and difficult to connect with for more training.

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Re: Vancouver

Postby Derbeno » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:11 am

Isreal "Toto" Berriel should still be in the area.

Incredible depth of all afro-cuban music. Look him up on youtube

http://www.totoberriel.com/contact_me.html
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Re: Vancouver

Postby Salidor » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:17 am

Ahì na ma!! Gracias Derbeno...
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Re: Vancouver

Postby JohnnyConga » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:47 pm

Salidor I live in Seattle 2 hours south of Vancouver..I also offer 3 to 5 day Conga Intensive ...if you come to Seattle give me a holla...Johnny Conga
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