Overview of the work
This handbook aims to help support the study of Portuguese traditional percussion. The proliferation of traditional percussion groups has been evident in Portugal in recent decades.
Inspired by centuries of activity by the emblematic percussion groups called "Zés Pereiras" and, more recently, by the work of musicians such as Rui Júnior, José Salgueiro and many other authors and promoters of the popular and traditional Portuguese music culture, the modern groups of percussion have sought fresh aesthetic that can somehow revitalize traditional percussion in Portugal.
The book was written from a Portuguese culture perspective and is a register obtained by a regular practice carried out in the different interventions (performing, training, etc.) that the author conducted over nearly two decades. The book is also a "tool" that allows the systematization of cultural knowledge.
Manual de Percusão by Rui Rodrigues.