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San Juan

Afro Percussion Drum Workshop - San Juan

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    What to Expect
    Meet at the studio of accomplished Puerto Rican born drummer, Beto Torrens in the Santurce neighborhood in San Juan at 5pm

    . In this 2 hour Afro Percussion Drum Workshop, non-drummers and those with experience will learn how to play various percussion instruments using traditional percussion patterns and techniques. Learn to play with an authentic sound and feel while having fun in a comfortable, positive environment. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Class ends at 7pm.

    Who is Beto Torrens?

    Beto Torrens was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and began his musical career with Batucada Baobá, alongside Anthony Carrillo, Luis Vélez and his mentor and teacher Freddy Díaz. He is a founding member of Bayanga (today Calle 13), with whom he recorded one album. Torrens has worked with bands and artists like Puya, Cultura Profética, Gomba Jahbari, Jerry Medina, Batacumbele, Brazuca Matraca (Barcelona), Macaco (Barcelona), Ricky Martin, De La Roots, Tráfico Pesado, Ricky Rodríguez, and La Descarga Urbana de Medina Carrión, among others.

    Beto recorded in the Grammy-nominated album “Urbano” by Elvis Crespo, and has contributed in recordings with De La Ghetto, Cultura Profética, Plenéalo, Fusión Jonda, Monsieur Periné (Colombia), La Tortuga China, and Alegría Rampante and is very active in the folklore scene in Puerto Rico, directing two folkloric ensembles, Bloco Afro Oxalá and La Liga Rumbera; as well as being a member of the groups Desde Cero, Los Majaderos de Cachete Maldonado and Grupo Carabalí.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    520 Av. Andalucía, San Juan, 00920, Puerto Rico
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    My two adult sons and I had a vacation in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 for my birthday. My daughter got us all drum 🥁 lessons with Beto Torrens as my birthday present. She found the Afro Percussion Workshop online. My sons and I were excited about this new experience. When we got to Beto’s
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    Response from ACROSSCARIBE, Owner at Afro Percussion Drum Workshop - San Juan
    Responded Dec. 21, 2018
    Dear guest, We are so happy to hear you have given a drum to your oldest son for Christmas! We are happy to inspire our travelers and awaken their passion or let them try something new :) Our teacher Beto informed us he also had a wonderful time with you and your family. Thank you for the pictures and keep drumming! Happy Holidays, Cindy
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    When traveling to PR, put this place/experience on your MUST do list. Bento was informative, as well as patient when teaching my daughter and I how to read notes and play the drums. I think that we had a "jam session :)." I grateful for the experience and can't wait to go home
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    Response from ACROSSCARIBE, Owner at Afro Percussion Drum Workshop - San Juan
    Responded Jul. 5, 2018
    Hi! Beto is a very talented and well-known percussionist, we are happy to have him work with us and that you enjoyed his teachings! Thank you for booking with us!
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    Key Details
    • Across Caribe
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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