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Coming up: Ilu Bata, 4th – 7th April 2024 ~ Brazilian Percussion Weekender, 8th – 11th August 2024 ~ Camp Iroko XV, 14th – 18th August 2024

We’ve been running residential courses in Cuban & Brazilian percussion since 1996

We are firmly established as one of the UK’s main providers of quality education & training

Here’s a quick overview of some of the courses we’ve got coming up in 2024. Click on the links for more details.

CONGAS & CAJON CLASSES – April to June 2024
Roots of Cuba
NEW percussion classes at The Stables in Milton Keynes. One is a 3-part Latin Percussion course, which primarily focusses on Congas for Brazilian & Cuban rhythms, from 1.30 to 4.30 pm on Sundays 14th Apr, 12th May & 9th June. Click here for more details

The other is a one-off workshop on Cajon on 12th May from 10 am to 12.30 pm. Click here for more details

Dates: 4th – 7th April 2024
Ilu Bata 2019

This intensive residential workshops focuses entirely on Cuban bata drumming and is suitable for existing players to further their knowledge and skills under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.

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Dates: 8th – 11th August 2024

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.

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Dates: 14th – 18th August 2024

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.

We’ll be covering a range of Afrocuban music, from Bata, Bembe, Guiro, Iyesa, Congo & Rumba plus songs.

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

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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 coming up

Have a look at the list below to see if there’s a study opportunity for your level coming up soon.

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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.