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Nation Beat and Scott Kettner have been producing and releasing albums, books, summer music retreats and more since 2005.

 
 
 
  Carnival Caravan Music Retreat  directed by drummer/percussionist Scott Kettner, offers a unique and intimate program where you will have the opportunity to explore Scott's hybrid approach to playing music from Brazil and New Orleans.    This year we welcome accordion master Rob Curto to direct the forró ensemble and repertoire class for all instrumentalists.  Whether you’re an instrumentalists seeking to improve your understanding of harmony, a drummer looking to expand your rhythmic vocabulary or a seasoned percussionist eager to improve your skills, CCMR will offer a unique musical experience unlike any other

Carnival Caravan Music Retreat directed by drummer/percussionist Scott Kettner, offers a unique and intimate program where you will have the opportunity to explore Scott's hybrid approach to playing music from Brazil and New Orleans.  

This year we welcome accordion master Rob Curto to direct the forró ensemble and repertoire class for all instrumentalists.

Whether you’re an instrumentalists seeking to improve your understanding of harmony, a drummer looking to expand your rhythmic vocabulary or a seasoned percussionist eager to improve your skills, CCMR will offer a unique musical experience unlike any other