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Coro de Clave Cuban Roots Community Choir
Coros de Clave is the name given to the group singing 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 groups. 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.
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: Monday evenings.
Time: 6:30 – 8.30pm
How to Join:
From September we will begin our 10-week courses where we learn new arrangements. We will be opening our doors to new members on the 16th of September. Not singing experience necessary. If you would like to try a session please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Season x 4 Sessions
Our Summer Season consists of three rehearsals 17th June / 15th July / 29th July and one free session on the 1st July in collaboration with Amies Choir.
Alternative payment method
You can also make a bank transfer. Please send an email to email@example.com and we will send you our account details.
Any questions feel free to ask.