Bombo Producitons

Coro de Clave Cuban Roots Community Choir

We are delighted to invite new members to join Coro de Clave Community Choir. No singing experience is necessary. 

Coros de Clave were neighbourhood groups, which proliferated in the black communities of western Cuba from the last part of the 1800s until around 1920. They were mobile ensembles, often amassing over 100 members and would compete with other neighbouring coros. Bombo Productions has revived and transferred this beautiful idea of community singing to this century and expanded the repertoire to include other rumba-based styles.

Course leaders Vicky Jassey and David Pattman

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Each session will be divided into three sections: 
Practical rhythm and voice exercises; that aims to develop an understanding of clave (the asymmetrical timeline that underpins Cuban music) and singing in contra time.

Repertoire; that builds on learning a body of songs from the Cuban rumba tradition.

Harmony; we will work on three and four-part vocal harmonies.

Timing; we will develop an understanding of clave and vocal rumba phrasing.

When:   11th March – 13th May 2019 (Not including 8th April)

Time: 6:30 – 8.30pm

Location:  Dalston N16 8DL

Prices: full rate students and low income
(10% discount)
Early-bird Rate
(Payable by the 1st March)
90 81
Rate if paid after 1st March 117 N/A
Drop-in rate (per session)* N/A N/A

Not sure what to expect? If you are not happy after the first class we will refund you the remaining course fee.

Low income is anyone on child tax benefits or any other government benefits or living on £17,000 per year or below.

*For the drop-in option please discuss this with the course leaders via at

How to book:
You can
– pay online following the link below or
– make a bank transfer. Please send an email to and Sandra will send you our account details.

Please clearly state your name and the workshop you would like to attend. Your place is secure once payment is received. Thank you

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