ILU BATA - 4th - 7th April 2024

Workshop series: Level 3
Dates: 4th – 7th April 2024

Ilu Bata 2019

“I get a great deal of enjoyment and fulfillment out of playing within a group situation as studying these rhythms alone never offers the full complement of how it should sound. I also really enjoy the added singing element of this course and would greatly appreciate more songs. Playing & singing is an underestimated skill and one that I intend to develop further.

The amount we covered during the course was excellent and ran at just the right pace for me, enough to be pushed & stretched but not too much so I didn’t feel left behind.” Collette, London

A new course and the first in a series of intensive residential workshops focusing entirely on Cuban bata drumming. This intensive residential workshop is suitable for existing players to further their knowledge and skills under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.

Cuban Bata Trio

These are especially designed to work both as stand alone workshops or as part of an on-going annual series. Each workshop has its own unique content and can also cater for players who have different levels of knowledge and ability.

Daytime sessions will focus on learning new material. Evening sessions will be set aside for students to play through what they’ve learnt during the day in a setting created to give participants a chance to engage in an informal environment that is closer to a Cuban Tambor.

Bata y Rumba 2011
We’ll be working on a number of Bata toques with an in-depth study into the language for each drum. The study will include learning long sequences of songs that require linking several different toques together.

Please bring any bata drums you have. Some drums for general use will be provided.

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey
Cuban Bata Trio

Course type: Residential

Hours of study: Approx 20

Arrive from 6 pm on Thursday. The workshop ends at on Sunday after lunch.

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

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

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

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Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th April 2024


Early Bird Rate – £375 (deadline is 4/2/24)
Standard Rate – £395
Concessions Rate – £360

Payment Options:
We offer four payment options to accommodate different economic situations.

To secure your place on the course, either make a payment now in full or pay a non-refundable deposit of £150 with the balance due by the final booking deadline date of 21st March.

Earlybird – Deadline 4th February

Standard – For those paying after the 4th Feb or those who have good incomes and can, for example, pay all their bills monthly with no problem. Your extra contribution helps support our concessionary rate system.

Conc – For anyone who would like to attend but is struggling financially.

Instalments – You can pay in instalments. The first instalment has to be a deposit of £150. Please discuss with us how you would like to do this by send an email

To book your place please click the link below. You’ll be re-directed to a Registration Form on the Bombo Productions website.
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