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MESTRE CURTIS PIERRE
Aka “SAMABMAN”. Mr. Curtis has a title that should mention before his name: Mestre meaning – Master Teacher/Cultural Guardian, in this case, we’re speaking of Brasilian culture.  history and development of  Brazilian culture in New Orleans as it relates to Carnival in Brasil. As well as how the Afro Brazilian martial art Capoeira is related to our Mardi Gras (Black Masking) Indian culture and the second-line dancers of today through live performances.

This achievement

 cannot be obtained at any university in the world, as a matter of fact, Mestre Curtis has provided help or has been instrumental in providing information about the

history and development of  Brazilian culture in New Orleans as it relates to Carnival in Brasil. As well as how the Afro Brazilian martial art Capoeira is related to our Mardi Gras (Black Masking) Indian culture and the second-line dancers of today through live performances.

Mestre Curtis

 – can be classified as possibly the only American in the United States who has reached his level as a Master in Brasilian cultures meaning that he is the first person in this country to be recognized as a master of Capoeira the first original African martial art to leave Africa and a master of Brazilian percussion and the first to bring Master Brasilian teachers to New Orleans in the early ’90s. This is known by only a handful of people in the United States. Mestre Curtis has dedicated his life to his African roots of culture which he found in Brazil after 37 years ago. Don’t miss the live percussion performances video.

THANK YOU MA BIG CHIEF
“CHIEF MASTER DRUMMER JORGE ALABE”

 

Mystical Live Percussion Performance Videos 

MESTRE CURTIS PIERRE 2020*

    I strive to make you feel better watching the show by staying fresh with new inventions to entertain you and make myself feel better about my performance presentation for you. Let’s keep things interesting when I am performing.
Just a bit about One of the videos you will see is about, Revolution
Which means change. Spinning revolutions of the feathers represent the clock as it turns Second by second, minute by minute day by day.
      The colors in the turning feathers represent some ancestral deities known as extraordinary kings and queens from Africa. Preferably known to be from the Congo and Nigeria one leg is the principal female African deities and other legs are principle Male African deities also known as O-re-sha-oz = Orixas the two sets of feathers on my arms represent the sun the one which controls the world and on the other arm represents the folkloric tale of the guardian of the crossroads EXU or ElegBa These are different types of Afrocentric and traditional African folkloric performances. Remember everything here is spontaneous.

One very important note the extra drumming sounds that you will hear are actually being done live. I am playing a midi board with my feet as I dance and solo in different parts of the song so the sounds that you are hearing are actually live. The effect that you see is a mirror effect that was actually something I stumbled upon. I am not a videographer I am a Master percussionist the other stuff that I did with this production are things
that I’ve had to do in the past for my group Casa Samba. So check out this video it’s really one of my best ones for captivation and this is only
the beginning of this series I plan to do many more videos similar to this one which I am labeling mysterious. Stay tuned and be ready for anything.
It’s all live and unscripted but professional and we will have nothing but big fun doing that. And don’t forget to pull out that old Drum and Percussion and groove along with me. This will probably be your best part. Remember to keep the rhythm clean don’t crowd the beat. And we will sound great!

 

MESTRE CURTIS PIERRE
Attempting to inspire Young Peking Artistic Percussionist

 The goals of the programs are to audiences with an authentic Brasilian Carnival and folk art experience. The Samba Man has sparked a community group called Samba Kids sponsored by Curtis Pierre and Casa Samba, a New Orleans based samba school. We accomplish this through weekly open rehearsals, classes, and frequent school and university workshops/presentations. Additionally, we maintain a center that works to educate the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region of the rich cultural traditions of Brasil and the similarities which bridge Carnival in Brasil with Mardi Gras in New Orleans emphasizing that importance of their African tradition and influences.

This is where it all started My living room Is now my performance studio

Watch the video Trailers

Just doing what I do

Performing for you with no Hassle
I’m loving it
“Live percussion performances”

 

  • Visual Performing Arts- I will be expressing the different talents that I have Through my performances By doing paintings while I’m performing repairing instruments to educate people on how to take care of their percussion instruments
  • Video Production- Unfortunately, I am not a rich guy so I have to do all of the production myself. As we all know sometimes we need to get things done we got to do it ourselves. If anyone is interested in donating services with this project please let me know. It could be possible I may be interested
  • Concert Consultation- When I am ready to perform my Live percussion performances at any spontaneous moment, Because I am at home I don’t have to be’s just out about loading in and loading out I just go to Fun in my living room, Yeah. The most beautiful thing about these live performances that they are unrehearsed and unscripted That meaning I am just doing the natural things that I do some things are not normal but it’s all-natural Totally responsive, very intuitive and entertaining. In the process of this all It’s intended for everybody to be educated and have fun. Each episode sale features a story about Some type of percussion instrument.

Helping Percussionist Find Their Spark

Live Entertainment  Live percussion performances with Mestre Curtis

MISSION – MESTRE CURTIS’s mission is to present audiences with an authentic Brasilian Carnival and folk art experience. Mestre Curtis has sparked a community group called Samba Kids sponsored by Mestre Curtis Pierre and Casa Samba, a New Orleans based samba school Afro-Brazilian culture. Under the direction of Mestre Curtis, they accomplish this through weekly open rehearsals, classes, and frequent school and university workshops/presentations. Additionally, we maintain a center that works to educate the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region of the rich cultural traditions of Brasil and the similarities which bridge Carnival in Brasil with Mardi Gras in New Orleans emphasizing that importance of their African tradition and influences. Curtis Pierre the founder and Director of Casa Samba the first School of Samba in Louisiana and the Southern Region.     ……Live percussion performances

Zulu Ball 2020
Zulu Ball 2020

Casa Samba Zulu Ball 2020

 

 

Live percussion performances
Entertain yourself
As you entertain your audience