Encuentro Rumbero

“Cuando se encuentro los rumberos Nacen flores sin sembrar!

When rumberos get together Flowers bloom without being planted!

Workshop series: Level 3
Encuentro Rumbero

Dates: 11-14 April 2019
Course type: Residential
Hours of study: 16

This all inclusive residential course is exclusively on Cuban Rumba. We will be looking at rumba styles from the past up to the present day, covering Yambu, Columbia & Guaguanco in Havana & Matanzas styles.

With the help of rumba dancers we will also break down and explore the relationship between rumba percussion, song and dance and how one affects the other. In addition, we will learn many songs and encourage you to play & sing at the same time.

This course is suitable for conga drum players with some experience through to an advanced level. Prior knowledge of rumba or other Cuban rhythms is beneficial but not essential. The course is not suitable for complete beginners, for whom we recommend Camp Iroko as an ideal starting point.

This journey of rumba will include;

  • early styles of Yambu, with cajones
  • introduction of tumbadoraes (conga drums) from the 1950s
  • innovations from the 1980s by Pancho Quinto, Los Chinitos & Grupo Clave y Guaguanco
  • modern day styles by groups such as Ossain del Monte

Encuentro Rumbero

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

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.

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

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

For directions click here

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. There are separate male & female showers/toilets for campers.

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

If you can, please bring what you can from the following list;
1 or 2 congas, cajon, clave, shekere. If you’d like to borrow instruments from us for the workshop, please contact us and reserve well in advance. 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.

11th to 14th April 2019

Early payment rate is £295 available for the first 10 bookings and £320 thereafter.

Final booking deadline is 28/03/19.

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%

Go to workshop registration page

Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432

Encuentro Rumbero

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