RHYTHM ADVENTURE TO PUERTO RICO!
January 14 – 23, 2017
Spend 10 days and 9 glorious nights with us in
once-in-a-lifetime RHYTHM ADVENTURE to Puerto Rico!!!
Oakland, CA-based percussionists and drum teachers Robert “Bobby” Wallace and Ben Isaacs will lead you on a pulsating, drum-filled tour of this musically rich island, with special emphasis on the Rhythms of Puerto Rico: bomba, plena, rumba, salsa and more.
We will hear and play live music every day and every night as we immerse ourselves in the MUSIC and culture of Puerto Rico. Eddie Palmeiri, Ray Barretto, Fania All-Stars, and Cultura Profetica are just a few of the musicians/bands from PR. We will explore the incredible music of the island while also visiting Old San Juan, El Yunque National Forest, and the gorgeous beach town of Punta Santiago, soaking up the Puerto Rican style and vibe.
Drum students will savor FIVE HOURS a day of world-class percussion lessons with Robert “Bobby” Wallace (Margareth Menezes, Airto Moreira, Bonnie Riatt, David Rudder), Ben Isaacs (Djialy Kunda Kouyate, Balla Tounkara, Panjea, Nabi Camara, Onye Onyamachi), and top Puerto Rican percussionists! Rhythms taught will span the globe: music from Brazil, Africa, Oakland and, of course, PUERTO RICO.
All-inclusive price of $1,799 includes beautiful accommodations (9 nights) all meals with our personal, Puerto Rican chef, serving us fresh and local cuisine, all drum classes, and our excursion to El Yunque National Forrest. (Does not include airfare to/from Puerto Rico or transfers to/from the airport.)
We’ll start in the gorgeous Puerto Rican coastal town of Punta Santiago for six nights of beach, drums, percussion, relaxation
and SUNSHINE, including an excursion to El Yunque National Forest for hiking and swimming in the crystal clear waterfalls.
We’ll then head to the center of Puerto Rican culture in Old San Juan for three nights of MUSICAL MAGIC during Puerto Rico’s San Sebastian Festival, the nation’s largest street party, complete with parades, street jams, dancing and celebration of culture.
Everything is set up for YOU to join us for this magical journey to embrace the MUSIC OF PUERTO RICO!
First Stop: Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico
Saturday, January 14 – Friday, January 20, 2017
Arrive at our gorgeous, fully furnished houses steps from the beach in Punta Santiago. First meal of the Rhythm Adventure to PR is Dinner on Saturday Jan 14.
Enjoy beach life, 5 hours a day of professional drum instruction featuring top Puerto Rican percussionists as well as Bobby and Ben. Beach jams. Cultural exhange. Included is a day trip to El Yunque National Forest for hiking & waterfall swimming.
Second Stop: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Friday, January 20 – Monday January 23, 2017
Travel to Old San Juan to stay in the heart of the old town, savoring the sights, sounds and ENERGY of the San Sebastian Street Festival, described by most as “The Biggest Party in Puerto Rico.”
Two hours a day professional drum instruction with Bobby, Ben, and stellar Puerto Rican percussionists. Street jams, dancing, we’re staying a few blocks from the heart of the festival!
Final meal of the Rhythm Adventure to Puerto Rico is breakfast on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017! Adios Amigos!
Please join us on the EPIC Rhythm Adventure to Puerto Rico. All levels of drummers welcome. Everyone brings ONE DRUM, and we share them at classes and jams. We are a fun-loving, energetic group of world travelers who LOVE MUSIC, LAUGHTER and ADVENTURE.
Please give me a call: Robert “Bobby” Wallace at 510-967-6135!.
PRICE OF ONLY $1,799 includes ALL beautiful accommodations (9 nights), ALL meals, ALL drum classes and our excursion to El Yunque National Forest. (Does not include airfare to/from Puerto Rico.)
Cancellation on or before November 1, 2016: FULL REFUND, less $100 handling/booking fee
Cancellation between November 2, 2016 – December 1, 2016: 50% Refund
Cancellation after December 2, 2016: No Refund