Pifano gogo is a five piece group that was formed with the help of a 2019 MN arts Initiative grant. They will present a performance & hands on workshop Sunday Oct. 20th from 1-4pm @ Hotspot Music in Northfield, MN.
The group plays all original music composed by John Croarkin. The music is a hybrid mix of rhythms and musical influences from Brazil & New Orleans featuring two Pifanos & three drummers. The Pifano is a delightful 6 hole traverse flute that has its origins in Northeast Brazil and still maintains popularity throughout Brazil. Following a short set by Pifano gogo audience members will have the opportunity to pick an instrument of interest (Pifano , Pandeiro, Zabumba, Berimbau, Triangle), and receive instruction from group members. Open to anyone at any musical skill level, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the rhythms, melodies, and instruments of this unique group!
John Croarkin / Pifano, Bassflute & Baritone Sax,
Andrew Gillespie/ Drumset, Pandeiro, Berimbau, & Caixa, Cesar Mo / Congas, Triangle, & Percussion,
Dan Weston/ Zabumba, Tamborim, & Bass Guitar,
Pete Whitman/ Pifano, Bass Clarinet, & Soprano Sax
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a 2018 Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.