OVM Workshops in 2019

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OVM workshops are divided into separate categories with each being suitable for a specific level or levels of ability. Click on the headings below to read more on each level and to see what workshops are available.

Level 1 are suitable for beginners

Level 2 are suitable for intermediate levels

Level 3 are suitable for advanced players

Mixed level are suitable for all levels except complete beginners

Level 1

Workshops suitable for complete beginners and those with a little bit of percussion playing experience.

Cajon for Beginners, Milton Keynes
Date: 6th Jan

Congas for Beginners, Milton Keynes
Date: 19th Feb

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Level 2

These workshops and modular courses are designed for players who already have some basic percussion skills including hand drumming and consider themselves to be at an intermediate level on at least one instrument.

Workshop content focuses on either Cuban or Brazilian percussion and there are some that combine both.

Candomblé drumming & songs
Dates: 8th – 10th Feb 2019 (Postponed)

Roots of Cuba – Group 8 – IN PROGRESS
A percussion course of six modules spread over 2 years
24th – 28th January 2018 module 1 – COMPLETED
9th – 13th May 2018 module 2 – COMPLETED
5th – 9th Sept 2018 module 3 – COMPLETED
23rd – 27th Jan 2019 module 4 – COMPLETED
8th – 12th May 2019 module 5 – COMPLETED
25th – 29th September module 6

Brasil de todos os rimos – Group 5
module 1: 5th – 9th June 2019
module 2: 2nd – 6th Oct 2019
module 3: 5th – 9th Feb 2020
module 4: 3rd – 7th June 2020
A percussion course of four modules spread over 12 months

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Level 3

These workshops are only suitable for experienced players and for those who have completed an OVM level 2 course or studied at a similar level.

They are mostly run annually and work as standalone workshops but as the content of study varies each year, they also work as an on-going progression for participants to continue developing their skills.

Encuentro Rumbero #1
Dates: 11th – 14th April 2019 – COMPLETED

Bata Course #12
Dates: 16th – 20th Oct 2019 – DETAILS COMING SOON

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Mixed Levels

Workshops in this series cater for a mixture of levels (except complete beginners). The range of abilities suitable to attend vary from workshop to workshop. Many of these workshops are suitable for individual and group participation.

Brasil de todos os ritmos – weekender:http://www.ovm.co.uk/index.php?id=314
Dates: 8th – 11th August 2018 – DETAILS COMING SOON

Camp Iroko#10
Dates: 14th – 18th August 2019

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