Gary Ceralde

Gary Ceralde
Gary Ceralde is a continuing student of ethnomusicology. From 1985 to 1990 he studied and performed with the San Francisco Kulintang Ensemble (Filipino gong music from the island of Mindanao) led by Robert Kikuchi Yngojo (currently of Eth-Noh-Tec). During that time he also acquired Afro-Cuban conga technique through private studies with Richard Adelman in Oakland.

Since the birth of his son Miles in 1990, Gary's musical activities took on a different shape--he completed an early childhood teaching practicum, earned units toward Orff-Schulwerk certification, arranged music for the Clarendon Elementary School choir, and substitute taught for Ka'ala Carmack at the Creative Arts Charter School in SF. He has also provided rhythm accompaniment for Lizz Roman and Dancers at Lines and ODC Performance Gallery and for Jill Parker and Ultra Gypsy at Rhythm and Motion. Gary is currently studying and performing with Kwaku Daddy at SF City College.

Having a wide range of listening interests--everything from Hildegard von Bingen to the Baka pygmies of Cameroon--Gary was struck by the beauty and complexity of Copus' work and is proud to be part of their rhythm section.

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