Rod Serrão, Featured Stickist
We are thrilled to bring Rodrigo Serrão all the way from Portugal to be our featured performer at Stick Camp Canada 2019. A long-time professional bassist in Europe, Rod started turning heads in the Stick community as soon as he got an instrument.
Musician, composer, writer and record producer for over 20 years, Rodrigo Serrão has taken to the Chapman Stick with passion and full commitment.
Aided by his experience (Rodrigo has performed everywhere in the world and participated in over one hundred records), he has developed a playing style with each hand crossing over all the strings to play the entire instrument, exploiting the unified sound offered by the Stick – beautiful interwoven tapestries of sound emerging.
His music is best described as “deeply rooted in Portuguese cultural tradition”, viewed thru the lenses of the Stick’s unique potential.
What this tradition means, historically speaking, is that it has its origins in the convergence between European and North African music, denying nothing but forcing everything to be led by a longing poetic feel – the Portuguese way.