Afro-Cuban & Brazilian Camp

5th-9th August 2020

One Voice Music & Bombo Productions is delighted to announce Camp Iroko 2020. This year will be our 11th year!

Camp Iroko is a five day Afro-Cuban & Brazilian drum camp in Wymondley Woods in Hertfordshire. This all-inclusive event boasts a 20-acre conservation area with mature woods, stream, pond and grassland. We have camping and indoor accommodation with access and facilities for the disabled.

The topics we’ll cover include; Afro-Cuban drumming (from Bata, Bembe, Guiro, Iyesa & Congo), Afro-Brazilian drumming (from Ijexa, Candomble de Angola & Candomble de Ketu) plus songs for all these traditions. 

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

Level required for attending workshops

There are separate classes for each level and some classes for all levels. There’ll be workshop sessions on Wednesday evening all day Thursday, Friday & Saturday and on Sunday morning & afternoon.

Study options
Indicate your level from the options on the registration form.

Who can take part?
The workshops are designed for adults. 16 to 18 years olds with drumming experience can also attend if accompanied by an adult (guardian) during the weekend.

Families with children under 16 are also welcome. Please contact us for family rates.

There are a number of sports, games and outdoor activities available for children and young people. If there’s sufficient demand, we’ll be happy to offer music workshops as well.

Children under 14 need to be supervised at all times during the weekend. There are reduced rates for non-participating adults (guardians) attending purely to supervise children. Camping option is available for families. Indoor accommodation is subject to availability and we can only confirm this nearer the time of the workshop.

Indoor accommodation
The Centre has five dormitories, each sleeping 6-8 and furnished with bunk beds with storage facilities beneath. There are separate male & female showers/toilets.
The Centre is situated within a 4-acre campsite. So there’s plenty of room for you to put up your tent or yurt. There are separate male & female showers/toilets for campers.
Some instruments will be provided but if you can, please bring your own from the following list: congas, bata. Atabaques, shekeres, cowbells, drums sticks, whippy sticks. You can specify which instruments you can bring on the registration form. Please bring ear-plugs.

Vegetarian food is provided for all meals during the weekend. If you have any special dietary requirements/allergies please let us know on the registration form.

Free time
During your free time, you can go for a walk in the woods or enjoy some of the on-site activities.

Your help during the weekend
To help keep things tidy and ensure this workshop runs smoothly, we kindly ask all participants to help with certain household duties.

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

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

Inclusive of food (3 meals a day plus snacks), accommodation (camping or dorms of about 6 people) and tuition (about 8-10 hours a day).


Under 16’s and family rates – please contact us for details.

In order to register please visit the link below where you can download our form and follow instructions from there.