Ritmos Video
Youth Percussion 1
Youth Percussion 2
Youth Percussion 3
Phil Goldvarg CD


"Thank you for your participation at the 2012 CABE Statewide Conference. Your participation was a vital part of the conference success. Your students did an exceptional job performing: they were extremely professional and displayed extraordinary talent. "

                Maria Orozco
                      California Association for Bilingual Education


"We, the administration of Herman Liembach Elemenatary, enthusiastically support the Youth Latin Percussion Program that has been under the guidance of Liembach's VAPA. We look forward to continued support and success with the Ritmos organization, and all of the people who have helped in any way to make the Youth Latin Percussion Program possible."

             Sonjhia Lowery
              Principal, Leimbach Elementary


"In addition to performing several types of Latin rhythms, Ritmos educated the audience on the origins of the different rhythms and instruments used. It was wonderful to see them interact with the audience."

                               California Senator Darrell Steinberg

"Your presentation was not only educational, it was also entertaining; in a word, it was 'edutainment'. Groups like yours that provide lectures and performances on Latin music are to be commended and appreciated for the work that you do to bring Latin ritmos to the community college classroom."

                              Professor Gabriel Torres
                              Cosumnes River College

"Most importantly, all three musicians are highly skilled musicians, capable of demonstrating each style. This of course grabs the interest of those fortunate enough to see and presenting a fantastic way to learn History, Music and Social Sciences of Latin America."

                              Estella Sanchez, Program Director
                              Washington Neighborhood Center

"Not only was the presentation entertaining but it was also very educational. Ritmos not only played well, but answered questions in a way that was very accessible to the students."

                               Matt Spiva, Music Teacher
                               Natomas Performing and Fine Arts Academy

"Ritmos provided significant historical, cultural and geographical information to our students. The primary students developed a basic understanding and introduction on the many delights of Latin percussion music. The intermediate students gained further information and appreciation for the intricacies of Latin music."

                                Nancy Weatherford, Principal
                                Hazel Strauch School

"Your commitment and support of our youth is evident as you take the time to provide them with such great presentations. Words are not enough to say how we appreciate Ritmos."

                                Ada Cortez
                                Latino Youth Association Advisor
                                James Rutter Middle School

"The children in our care have not been given many opportunities to experience different things and it has been wonderful to be able to provide them with the music, culture, and learning experience that Ritmos offers."

                                Tina Saragoza
                                Recreation Program Manager
                                Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

"We were impressed with the quality of your performance and also how you weaved the teaching component into the performance. The students also had a chance to participate by playing instruments and clapping along with the rhythm. It was a great way to excite and captivate us all so we are even more hungry to learn more about Latin rhythm and culture."

                                Erik Krengel
                                Community Initiatives Coordinator
                                Mercy Housing

 For more information about Ritmos please contact Victor Contreras at (916) 922-6067 or send an email.


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