MABO - Lycée Maria-Boodschap
Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles
The cajón comes originally from Peru and was introduced to Europe in 1977 by nobody less than the grandmaster Paco de Lucía. Since then the use of the cajón has developed at lightening pace and it has become a key element in flamenco, reaching new artistic heights.
This course explores the diverse elements of the flamenco repertoire, with history as its leitmotif. Starting from the roots of flamenco we move on to examine its principal branches – the various “palos” – and discover the links between them.
In these group lessons you will learn to understand the musical language of flamenco. Having mastered the language you will then learn to accompany dance, guitar and voice and develop the intuition and instinct which is intrinsic to flamenco musicians.
Pedro Marcos Cano Montiel
Shortly after arriving in Brussels from Murcia (Spain), Pedro Marcos decided to settle in this city with its rich mix of cultures. He quickly set about adding to this richness, using his knowledge of flamenco to give percussion workshops at local youth centers.
Pedro has been involved with flamenco and percussion from an early age. He was just 13 when he took his first steps in the flamenco world under the watching eyes of the flamenco greats of his home region. Highlights of his career to date have included participation at flamenco festivals including “Lo Ferro” in Murcia and the Festival del Barrio de la Mina in Barcelona. He has worked with artists including Antuan Muñoz and Jose de Murcia and bailaores such as Carmen Lara and Jose el Escarpin with whom he has toured across Spain and also in other European countries (Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands).