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PERCUSSION AND SONGS OF THE ORIXAS

Dancer, mid-leap in red costume
  • Every Wednesday

Following the success of a series of Candomblé workshops and Master-classes delivered by Global Grooves we are proud to announce the next instalment in this series of intensive study. Delivered by Global Grooves artistic director Leon Patel this 8 week course comprises the study of several different ritual percussion and song sequences from the Candomblé tradition – specific styles to be announced.

Students will study the relationship between clave and song as well as learning the accompanying atabaque/conga patterns and Rum phrasing (solo atabaque/conga). There will be a particular focus on singing and playing simultaneously and understanding how to put together musical arrangements in honour of several Orixas.

This comprehensive series of evening classes will be accessible for all players who have experience in hand or stick drumming, nurturing beginners and improvers as well as challenging even the most experienced players. The course is designed to give an overview of Candomblé percussion and songs as well as allowing time and space to sing, play and enjoy these beautiful age old musical traditions, together.

Instruments will be provided and participants will be guided through a structured and progressive learning journey.

This course is excellent for anyone wishing to improve their understanding of congas and atabaques as well as those wanting to understand more about the roots of Brazilian percussion ensemble styles such as Samba and Samba Reggae.

Please note numbers are limited to 15 participants for this course so book early to avoid disappointment.

Dates: Sept 24th, Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.

Fees: £55 for the course or £10 per session pay as you go.

Click further information to find out more or enroll now!

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