Coro de Clave Cuban Roots Community Choir

New 7-week course coming up

19th November – 14th Jan 2019

We are delighted to invite new members to join Coro de Clave Community Choir for a 7-week course beginning in November. No singing experience is necessary. Not sure what to expect? If you are not happy after the first session we are happy to refund the remainder of the course. Or, you can take advantage of our drop-in option (see below).
Each week we will be looking at two different songs from our repertoire. Those who sign up automatically receive links to audio files with the vocal arrangements and separate vocal parts.

Coro de Clave is a Cuban Roots Community Choir that draws on a Cuban singing tradition that dates back over a hundred years.

Course leaders Vicky Jassey and David Pattman

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: 19th November – 14th January 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8.30pm

Location:  Dalston N16 8DL


Prices: full rate students and low income
(10% discount)
Early-bird Rate
(payable by 5th Nov)
70 63
Rate if paid after 5th Nov 91
Drop-in rate (per session)* 15*

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 (***IMPORTANT***PLEASE ADD A £1.50 TRANSACTION FEE TO THE COURSE AMOUNT) or
– make a bank transfer (free; no transaction fee applies). 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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