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Ara’s Circle Funkyfies Afro Caribbean Beats And Jazz

Ara’s Circle builds bridges between cultures. The multi-international line-up based in the Netherlands creates music as colourful as the bird, a beautiful mix between Latin American music, Jazz and Funk. Ara’s Circle music is pure joy. This has been expressed in their first album: “That’s It” which was declared in 2014 “Album of the week” at Latin Jazz Network in Canada and won "The Akademia Music Award" in the United States of America in January 2016.

Sunday, 22 November 2015 16:23

Arndt Beckmann

Arndt Beckmann founded Ara's Circle in March 2013.
Composing and arranging for this formation is a great challenge, a band which experiments with various disciplines.

Best musician at the biggest Dutch Award event for musicians and bands "De Grote Prijs van Nederland"
Rhein Jazz Award.

International Stages:
Europe, Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Cuba, South Africa and Reunion Island.

Ara's Circle, Zuco 103, Cubrabop Quintet, State of Monc to name a few.

Arndt was invitated to the International Drummermeeting Germany.

Studybackground and masterclasses:

Arndt graduated in drums & percussion at CodArts Rotterdam (NL). He followed master classes given by: Luis Conte, Armando Peraza, John Santos (USA), Calixto Oviedo, Mauricio Herrera, Roicel Riverón, Luis Papin, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (Cuba), Dudu Tucci, Gama (Brazil) Martin Verdonk, Lucas van Merwijk (The Netherlands), N'Diaye Rose Family (Senegal), Addy Family (Ghana).

Saulkrasti Jazz LV

Saulkrasti Jazz LV

Breda Jazz NL

My Samcha

That's It