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Courses coming soon: CANDOMBLÉ, drumming & songs, 8 – 10 February 2019 ~ ENCUENTRO RUMBERO, 11-14 April 2019

Candomblé Weekend Workshop Candomblé Weekend Workshop

An intensive, residential workshop for players an intermediate level, focusing entirely on drumming and songs from the Afrobrazilian traditions of Candomblé de Ketu & Candomblé de Angola.

Learn techniques for playing the drums (Atabaques) & study sequences for several deities (Orixas).

During this workshop we will learn rhythms, known as toques, that are specific to a particular deity as well as rhythms that reach several deities. We will also learn some song sequences.


More details here

Are you looking to improve your percussion skills?…..

No matter if you are a beginner, have some experience or are an advanced player.

We are passionate to help you to move on to the next level.

We offer courses and e-learning resources that can make a real difference to your playing..

Read some testimonies from past students

“Very impressed with Raz’s teaching skills, particularly his attention to detail with each group. I felt he spent enough time with each individual section. Also, his manner was very pleasant and it felt very relaxed – despite learning some new and more complex rhythms he made it seem quite easy somehow.” Sambadoc, Pembroke

Quick Links to OVM courses in 2019

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You’ll receive 7 Percussion Pads* as a little ‘Thank You’

* written by Ravin (Raz) Jayasuriya, they include useful tips, notation and sound samples. Great for anyone interested in percussion.