ALAN HETHERINGTON – “From Rio With Love”



Chris Gale – Saxophone

Patrick Albernaz – Piano

Zica Silva – Bass

Alan Hetherington – Drums

Alan Hetherington’s performing experience spans many of the musical genres in the west where percussion can be found today. He has performed widely in North and South America, and the Caribbean: Cumbia in Colombia, the Joropo tradition (maracas) in Venezuela, Afro-Peruvian music in Lima, Peru, Cuban folkloric music in Havana, and today specializes in the many musical styles of Brazil…

Since 1989 Alan has spent extensive periods of time residing in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Brazil, performing with Sombra e Agua Fresca, Bel Brasil, Carlos do Cavaco, Chocolatte da Vila Maria, Henrique Cazes, and Filó Machado, among others. He has been a devotee of the samba school tradition of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, performing with some of the largest and most exciting percussion ensembles (baterias) on the planet. He has studied and performed with great masters including Mestre Tatá Batera, Mestre Serjão from the Escolas de Samba Arco Iris and Leões da Hortolândia de Jundiaí, Mestre Sombra from Mocidade Alegre, Mestre Odilon from Acadêmicos do Grande Rio, Mestre Celinho from Unidos da Tijuca, Mestre Beto from Imperatriz Leopoldinense, and Mestre Paulão from Beija-Flor. More Info->