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West-African Funk Grooves

  • Sat 26th September 2009

WEST AFRICAN FUNK GROOVES – TUTOR LEON PATEL

 

COURSE CONTENT

DRAWING UPON RHYTHMS AND PHRASING FROM TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY WEST AFRICAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO GIVE A MORE MODERN OUTLOOK ON WEST AFRICAN PERCUSSION STYLES. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GUIDED THROUGH AN EXPLORATION OF A MODERN ‘FUNKY’ PERCUSSIVE STYLE, FOCUSING ON ONE ARRANGEMENT WITH SOLO PHRASING, TECHNIQUE WORK AND COMPLEMENTARY PARTS.

EXPERIENCE OF HAND DRUMMING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS COURSE. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF DJEMBE OR TIMBAU IS AN ADVANTAGE.

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