Brasil de todos os ritmos Weekend: 16-19 Aug '21

We hope the situation has improved sufficiently by August to run the Camp Iroko & Brazilian Percussion Weekender courses. We are taking bookings for these courses but of course a full refund will be issued in the event they need to be cancelled due to Govt advice.

It is also possible that there may be Govt restrictions on the numbers that can gather in a group, in which case, we would run the courses with the students that have booked in date order, until we reach the maximum permitted.

In collaboration with JP Percussion

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An unforgettable weekend of Brazilian rhythms and songs set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

Immerse yourself in the sounds from the streets and clubs of Brazils effervescent carnival scene.

Be inspired and challenged by the vast array of powerful folkloric rhythms from the Candomblé traditions.

Our venue is an Activity Centre in Wymondley Woods and adjacent is a 20-acre conservation area with mature woods, stream, pond and grassland.

Come and explore the vast array of music from Brazil with a focus on traditional, carnival and folk music. There are endless possibilities of songs and rhythms combined with fusions of different styles and instruments.

This is a great opportunity to discover some of these with two of the UK’s most respected teachers.

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya and J P Courtney

This short course will not only stand alone as a challenging and fun weekend but is also a great stepping stone towards other courses we run that focus on a specific music style(s).

When is it?
Monday 16th to Thursday 19th August 2021. There’ll be workshop sessions on Monday evening, all day Tuesday & Wednesday and on Thursday morning & afternoon.

Content of study
Bateria, Candomble, Congas, Pandeiro, Pagode, Songs, Congas with Bateria, technique and arrangements.

Time will be spent working on individual instruments as well as group work and fusions of traditional & modern instruments.

Brazilian Percussion Weekender Who can take part?
The workshops are designed for people who already play Brazilian percussion and/or have hand-drumming experience. Participants to be proficient on at least one instrument.

The classes will be run at a medium to fast pace and also provide challenges for the more advanced players.

The course is also ideal for musicians who want to acquire some percussion skills and learn about Brazilian music.

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.

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Some instruments will be provided but if you can, please bring your own from the following list: conga, surdo, repinique, caixa, tamborim, pandeiro, ganza/chocalho, agogo, rebolo, tantan, timba…

You can specify which instruments you can bring on the registration form. Please bring your own sticks & straps and 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.

Brazilian Percussion Weekender

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 16th – 19th August 2021

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

Arrive from 6 pm on Monday to register and put up tent (if camping) and generally settle in. Depart on Thurday by 4 pm. A full schedule will be sent nearer the time.

COSTS & BOOKINGS (inclusive of meals & accommodation)
Please note that here’s an additional £2 per person booking fee.

EARLY BIRD RATE (available for 1st 8 places)
Individual rate: £225 plus £2 booking fee
Group rate: £199 plus £2 booking fee per person*

STANDARD RATE (available from the 9th place onward)
Individual rate: £240 plus £2 booking fee
Group rate: £215 plus £2 booking fee per person*

*Group rate applies to a single booking for a group of 4 people.

When can you book your place?
Tickets are now on sale

Download the booking form here

Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: Raz 07833 377 432, J P 07759 943737

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