One Voice Music & Bombo Productions

17th October – 21st October

“When I can, I travel from Wales to attend this course. A high standard of teaching and a great group of people.” Karen Steadman, Wales


This year we have the tenth in a series of intensive residential workshops for existing players to further their knowledge and skills in Cuban batá drumming and rumba under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.

These are specially 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 learned 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 or rumba.

17th October – 21st October

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

We’ll be working on Guaguancó, Yambú and Columbia using a mixture of conga drums and cajones (boxes). We’ll develop language for each of the drum parts including accompanying songs and quinto soloing.

Please bring 1 or 2 congas and any bata drums you have. If you’d like to borrow instruments from OVM for the workshop please ring us and reserve it well in advance.

Ravin ‘Raz’ JayasuriyaDave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

Batá Y Rumba Image Gallery

Arrive from 6 pm on Wednesday. The workshop ends on Sunday after lunch.
Participants need to depart by 4 pm on Sunday. Full details will be sent on registration.

Thurso Centre, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BL.
For Sat Nav users please use the postcode HP3 0BB as this will bring you to the front door.
Accommodation is based on shared rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people.

For directions click here

Costs are inclusive of accommodation, food, tuition, scores & administration.
First 10 students to book pay £355. After which the Standard Rate of £385 applies.

The deadline for all registrations is 3/10/2018.

The costs above are for payments received by bank transfer or cheque. Payments by Credit & Debit cards will incur an additional charge of 3.5%

Go to workshop registration page

Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432


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