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DJANGO A GOGO™ 2017 – Registration and concert by Stephane Wrembel, Sara L’Abriola,
28 February, 2017 @ 16:00 - 23:00
February 28, 2017 Stephane Wrembel, Sara L’Abriola, and many more. The Woodland 8pm
Tuesday February 28th, 2017
8pm-9:30pm: Welcome concert hosted by Stephane Wrembel and the teachers, with the special presentation by Michael Bauer, who will bring his collection of ancient Gypsy guitars. A lecture about the history of these incredible instruments will be given. The concert will follow the history of 1000 years of the Romani trail, and the journey of the Gypsies from India to Europe.
Django a Gogo Music Camp is a first-class music program providing musicians of all levels and instruments access to the greatest knowledge and teachers available. The program focuses mainly on the musical style of Django Reinhardt (referred to as “Gypsy Jazz” in the USA). The goal of this camp is for students to learn from all the teachers and performers of the festival either in a small group setting, or in the form of workshops. No student will be denied access to a specific teacher because he or she is not of a certain ability level. It is preferable when registering for the camp to already have a basic knowledge of chords and some soloing in one style or another. However, the doors are open to all! Everyone will get the musical information they need at their own point of development. The teachers and performers have been selected not only for their ability to offer world-class concerts and instruction, but also for their good spirit and their general kindness and humor. In addition to offering students the rare opportunity to become deeply immersed in this style of music with some of the greatest teachers and performers in the world, the Django A Gogo Music Camp will be fun and undoubtedly entertaining for all. There will be plenty of coffee, snacks, jams and great times!
The camp will be happening in the charming town of Maplewood, in the heart of the village. The town is a gem in NJ. It is easily accessible by highway and public transportation. It is a 25 minute drive from NYC, 10 minute drive from Newark Airport, and 30 minutes by train from Penn Station New York. Maplewood is full of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, stores…all within a block of the venues. The New York Times had recently published an article about Maplewood “If Brooklyn Were a Suburb”. The town is bustling and very hip, the food is excellent, and the whole area (Essex County) is one of the most culturally active in the country.