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Join us at Legacy Performing Arts Training Institute for an Afro-Cuban Drumming Master Class
 with Mr. Kenneth Burney  drumming group.
Date: September 8, 2015      Time: 6:00 pm -7:00 pm         Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Who Is Kenneth Burney?
Kenneth Burney Bio:

Kenneth “Skip” Burney was born in New York where he learned to sing from his mother, Lucille Burney, who was a mezzo soprano for the Metropolitan Opera. He received a degree in voice and ethnomusicology from Julliard and has been a professional musician for the past 40 years. Burney began studying Afro-Cuban folklore in the early 1970s and was inspired by the maestros of the tradition in New York including Mongo Santamaria, Armando Peraza, Julito Collazo, and Francisco Aguabella. After the Mariel Boatlift, many masters of the Afro-Cuban tradition arrived in New York. It was then that Burney met Orlando Antonio Rios Alfonso, or “Puntilla” as he was known. He studied with Puntilla for the next 30 years until he achieved a level of mastery of the different Cuban musical styles, and was initiated as a priest of Aggayu in Cuba. Due to Puntilla’s dedicated tutelage, Burney’s musical career blossomed. To date, he has played and studied with Pancho Quinto, Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Tito Allen, Archie Pena, Miles Davis, Lazaro Galarraga, The Pointer Sisters, and Quincy Jones. 

Burney has made a fervent commitment to teaching and continuing the tradition of Afro-Cuban folkloric music by leading workshops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Miami. He stays active by playing religious ceremonies on an almost daily basis in Miami’s large Cuban community. He has taken on many apprentices and received grants and honors including the Most Influential Artist Award from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago. 

To see a demonstration of Kenneth Burney's work visit:​

Orisha Yemoja: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF8-JwKzlfI

Orisha Obatala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiG3q0hcSg8

What Is A Master Class?
A Master Class  is taught by a highly acclaimed expert in their area of study who works with selected highly talented students in an effort to enhance their knowledge and skill about their craft.
Thanks to the Florida Folklife organization and Amanda Hardeman Legacy students received free African Drumming classes from Master Instructor William Yazid Johnson to preparation for the Afro-Cuban Master Class with Kenneth Burney 
Afro-Cuban Drumming/Eru Chambo Master Teacher &
Mr. Kenneth Burney
Kenneth Burney's Afro-Cuban 
Drumming Group
Legacy School of Performing Arts Training Institute is not a K-12 Academic School.  We are a community  501(c) 3 nonprofit arts organization.
Legacy School of Performing Arts Training Institute will present "An Elegant Winter Evening With The Arts" on December 16, 2015 at 7pm. This spectacular event will feature our top 10 gifted and talented students who excel in the arts and academic achievement. We are proud to announce that Kimberly Moore who is Vice President of Workforce Development at Tallahassee Community College will be our host for the evening.

In addition, the Gadsden County Carnegie Hall Singers (Jaguar Singers) will unite to perform a musical tribute in honor of the late Deputy Superintendent of Schools Roselyn W. Smith who was responsible for much of the success I achieved when I worked as a music educator at East Gadsden High School. 

This event is for adults only and so no children and the attire for the event is semi-formal to formal

 General Admission $15 and VIP Admission is $25 which includes reserved seating, special reception following the event, and a special gift from the founder,Please come out and support our children by clicking on this link to purchase your ticket online, stop by or call our office at 850-662-1811, or if you are unable to attend please consider making a donation to support our program.