Bata y Rumba XI 2018

“I get a great deal of enjoyment and fulfilment out of playing within a group situation as studying these rhythms alone never offers the full complement of how it should sound. I also really enjoy the added singing element of this course and would greatly appreciate more songs, especially with Rumba. Playing & singing is an underestimated skill and one that I intend to develop further.

The amount we covered during the course was excellent and ran at just the right pace for me, enough to be pushed & stretched but not too much so I didn’t feel left behind.” Collette, London

Workshop series: Level 3

Dates: 17-21Oct ’18
Course type: Residential
Hours of study: 30

This year we have the eleventh in a series of intensive residential workshops for existing players to further their knowledge and skills in Cuban Bata drumming and Rumba under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.

These are especially designed to work both as stand alone workshops or as part of an on-going annual series. Each workshop has its own unique content and can also cater for players who have different levels of knowledge and ability.

Daytime sessions will focus on learning new material. Evening sessions will be set aside for students to play through what they’ve learnt during the day in a setting created to give participants a chance to engage in an informal environment that is closer to a Cuban Tambor or Rumba.

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We’ll be working on a number of Bata toques with an in-depth study into the language for each drum. The study will include learning long sequences of songs that require linking several different toques together.

We’ll be working on Guaguancó, Yambú and Columbia using a mixture of conga drums and cajones (boxes). We’ll develop language for each of the drum parts including accompanying songs and quinto soloing.

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Please bring 1 or 2 congas and any bata drums you have. If you’d like to borrow instruments from OVM for the workshop please ring us and reserve it well in advance.

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

Arrive from 6 pm on Wednesday. The workshop ends at on Sunday after lunch.

Participants need to depart by 4 pm on Sunday. Full details will be sent on registration.

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Thurso Centre, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BL

For Sat Nav users please use the postcode HP3 0BB as this will bring you to the front door.

Accommodation is based on shared rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people.

For directions click here

17th to 21st October 2018

Early payment rate is £355 available for the first 10 bookings and £385 thereafter.

Final booking deadline is 03/10/18.

Costs are inclusive of accommodation, food, tuition, scores & administration.

The costs above are for payments received by bank transfer or cheque. Payments by Credit & Debit cards will incur an additional charge of 3.5%

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Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432

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