THEME: Earth, Metal, Fire & Wood
TUTORS: Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya (percussion) & Marcia Magliari (dance)
ẸDỪN ARÁ – bloco de carnaval is a percussion, song & dance performance based project that reflects the African heritage found in Brazilian & Cuban culture. Global Grooves is excited to invite One Voice Music to deliver this extra special project as part of our touring festival season at CarFest South in Aid of BBC Children in Need.
The ẸDỪN ARÁ content is highly energetic & FUN, and based on Raz & Marcia’s interest in & knowledge of different Brazilian & Cuban music & dance styles, that have hugely influenced their professional careers. This project is culturally informative and provides some artistic challenges for participants, enabling them to develop their own skills.
Raz & Marcia will be presenting this project in collaboration with Global Grooves at CarFest South on Sat 25th & Sun 26th Aug 2018. There will be a 4-hour workshop/rehearsal on the Saturday followed by a costumed parade on the Sunday morning. Participants are invited to arrive on Friday to enjoys the days festivities. CarFest South is in aid of BBC Children in Need a incredible and worthwhile event to contribute to.
The content is a fusion of ideas drawn from Candomblé rhythms, Samba, Maracatu, Samba Reggae & Ijexá grooves from Brazil with elements from Cuban music such as Bata rhythms, Rumba, Conga & Salsa. The percussion grooves, played on Batucada instruments (surdos, repiniques, snares, tamborims, bells, shakers & timbas), are colourful & melodic, combining patterns & phrases creatively arranged to produce exciting dance grooves. The choreography, arranged to fit the music, draws on traditional Afro-Brazilian dance movements.
COSTUME AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PERFORMANCE/PARADE:
Drummers – Bring white trousers / pants & black shoes. You’ll be provided with a top. A white t-shirt can be worn under the top we provide (optional). For the performance, repinique, surdo and caixa players should wear your shoulder strap underneath the top we provide.
Dancers – Bring white linen trousers, black trainers / outdoor dance shoes – we will
provide the tops.
Percussionists will need to provide their own instruments – some instruments can be provided by Global Grooves (please indicate this on the sign up form). Dancers should wear suitable light clothing for rehearsals.
PERCUSSION & DANCE LEVEL:
This is an open level course but some prior experience is required.
£30.00 (Price Includes full weekend camping and festival passes!)
Address: CarFest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Basingstoke, RG25 3DR
CarFest is an incredible annual music and motoring festival held in Cheshire (“CarFest North”) and Hampshire (“CarFest South”). It was founded by the radio presenter Chris Evans in 2012, and raises funds for Children in Need. As of July 2015 it has raised over £3½ million for the charity.
This is Global Grooves’ second year at Carfest after helping to produce the first ever CarFest Carnival in 2017. This year we want the Carnival to be even bigger and better. Here’s what we got up to last year;