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Santeria Batá Drum Circle with Marcus Kreiger

September 18, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Marcus Kreiger (Marcus World Soul) and fellow percussionists at Pelham Art Center for a performance and demonstration of the Santeria drumming tradition. Learn about the musical, spiritual, cultural and historical aspects of the batá drums, as we explore how rhythm and sound create beautiful expressions of community and divinity. This event is part performance, part lecture, and part hands-on drum experience that is suitable for any age.

This event is free and open to the public




Presented in Accompaniment with: Ultralight Beam Curated by Rebecca Mills

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About Marcus Kreiger

Marcus Kreiger is a percussionist, music producer and philosopher based in Sleepy Hollow, New York. He has a BM from the Hartt School of Music in Percussion Performance, where alongside classical music, he specialized in world music traditions, studying from the percussion masters of Cuba/Latin America, Haiti, Brazil, West Africa and the Middle East. This deep knowledge of cultural traditions is weaved in with an intuitive passion for mainstream pop, R&B and hip hop, through 3 EPs written for his personal project, Marcus World Soul. His versatile musicianship translates into the studio, where he produces world music inspired hip-hop, pop and R&B, among other genres, for various TV/Commercial licensing companies; Signature Tracks, FlikTrax, Lift Music and Fine Tune music. As a musician, he performs regularly as a Bata player for Regla de Ocho – Cuban religious ceremonies, and on congas accompanying Haitian dance classes. A skilled educator, Marcus utilizes a combination of guest lectures, University-level masterclasses, and private instruction to convey the complexities of Cuban drumming and religious concepts in an accessible manner. He is well versed in approaching and understanding the philosophies and spiritual mindset of people from different backgrounds, and loves to explore how those concepts then present themselves through music and sound – “the place where intangible ideas and tangible creation meet”. 




This event is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, TD Charitable Foundation, The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and Pelham Community Members and Annual Fund Donors.