Camp Iroko 2020 - CANCELLED


Camp Iroko 2020 has been cancelled due to coronavirus. We plan to run the course again in August 2021

Below is an overview of the course. The dates, costs & payment deadlines for 2021 will be updated soon.

Camp Iroko 2020
Afrocuban Music Camp

Dates: August 2021 (TBC)

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

Come and enjoy a feast of drumming and singing located in the Hertfordshire countryside. Our base is an Activity Centre in Wymondley Woods and adjacent is a 20-acre conservation area with mature woods, stream, pond and grassland. There’s access and facilities for the disabled.

Content of study
The topics we’ll cover include Bata, Bembe, Guiro, Iyesa, Congo & Rumba plus songs.

Level required for attending workshops
There are separate classes for each level and some classes for all levels. There’ll be workshop sessions on Thursday evening, all day Friday & Saturday and on Sunday morning & afternoon.

Study options
Indicate your level from the options on the registration form

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Who can take part?
The workshops are designed for adults. 16 to 18 years olds with drumming experience can also attend if accompanied by an adult (guardian) during the weekend.

Families with children under 16 are also welcome. Please contact us for family rates.

There are a number of sports, games and outdoor activities available for children and young people. If there’s sufficient demand, we’ll be happy to offer music workshops as well.

Children under 14 need to be supervised at all times during the weekend. There are reduced rates for non-participating adults (guardians) attending purely to supervise children.

Camping option is available for families. Indoor accommodation for families is subject to availability and we can only confirm this nearer the time of the workshop.

Activity Centre
Indoor accommodation
The Centre has five dormitories, each sleeping 6-8 and furnished with bunk beds with storage facilities beneath. There are separate male & female showers/toilets.

Camp Iroko 2011
The Centre is situated within a 4-acre campsite. So there’s plenty of room for you to put up your tent or yurt. There are separate male & female showers/toilets for campers.

There is a campfire site and an arena space for games.

Camp Iroko 2014
Some instruments will be provided but if you can, please bring your own from the following list: congas, bata, cajones, shekeres, cowbells, claves & drums sticks. You can specify which instruments you can bring on the registration form. Please bring ear-plugs.

Vegetarian food is provided for all meals during the weekend. If you have any special dietary requirements / allergies please let us know on the registration form.

Free time
During your free time you can go for a walk in the woods or enjoy some of the on site activities.

Your help during the weekend
To help keep things tidy and ensure this workshop runs smoothly, we kindly ask all participants to help with certain household duties.

DATES Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th August 2020

Wymondley Wood Scout & Guide Centre, Wymondley Road, Willian, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 2UB

Arrive from 6 pm on Wednesday to register and put up tent (if camping) etc.. Depart on Sunday by 5 pm. A full schedule will be sent nearer the time.

COST (includes all meals, accommodation & £2 booking fee)

We have adjusted our payment option to accommodate the increased financial pressure on people brought about by the coronavirus. All payments will be fully refundable if lockdown continues or is re-instated.

Early bird rate – £TBC
To qualify for the early bird date a deposit of £XX* is required by xx/xx/xx and the balance of £XX is due by xx/xx/xx.

Standard rate – £TBC
The standard rate applies from xx/xx/xx, for which a deposit of £XX* is required and the balance of £XXX is due by xx/xx/xx.

For both rates, you can pay the balance in installments of equal or varying amounts, or in a single payment.

*The deposit is non-refundable. If the coronavirus situation is such that we need to cancel the course, then you will be issued a refund for the course fees that you have paid.

Under 16’s and family rates – please contact us for details

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Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432

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Camp Iroko is presented by One Voice Music & Bombo Productions

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