I had the distinct pleasure of teaching samba band and ukulele to a group of students at the Medley Arts Camp in Crawford Bay from July 27-31. Additionally I performed an impromptu version of Manha de Carnaval with superb classical … Continue reading →
This 4-minute short film, created for the food film contest over at realfoodmedia.org, represents my first original film score! Narrated by Lee Reidl – all audio recorded, performed and edited by Ben Johnson – and with a tight deadline too. Let me know what you think!
Samba Lago Profundo – East Shore grupo de samba (www.sambalagoprofundo.ca) is the community percussion ensemble founded in 2011 by Ben Johnson.
Rooted in the Rio Carnaval style of Brazilian samba, the group nonetheless incorporates other style of Brazilian music (such as Forró), as well as other influences from around the globe (Bhangra!). Continue reading →