One Voice Music and Bombo Productions
Calling drummers, percussionists, horn players, and singers!
From the founders of Orchestra Bombo, we bring you our Cuban Carnival Weekender; a residential weekend of workshops for drummers, percussionists, horn players and singers who will learn the rhythmically challenging traditional Cuban carnival melodies and drum parts from Havana style Conga de Comparsa and Mozambique and play as an ensemble.
16th – 19th April 2020
Drummers and Percussionists
During the weekend, drummers and percussionists will gain an in-depth understanding of the interlocking rhythms and breaks from both carnival styles. You will learn arrangements that include four separate conga parts, three bells, a bombo (bass drum), redoblante (snare drum) and play as an ensemble with horns and singers.
*Some experience playing either African or Afro-Latin polyrhythms is necessary.
Throughout the weekend, horn players will learn rhythmically challenging traditional Cuban carnival melodies and play as an ensemble alongside percussion and voices. You will also be taught basic percussion parts and learn how the melodies fit with clave.
*Some ensemble playing experience necessary. You will play from charts and memory. (Reading ability helpful but not essential).
Throughout the weekend, singers will learn rhythmically challenging traditional Cuban carnival melodies and play as an ensemble alongside percussion and horns. You will also be taught basic percussion parts and learn how the melodies fit with clave.
*Available to all levels. No previous experience needed.
COSTS & DEADLINES
The early-bird rate is £295 for the 1st 10 to book. The standard rate is £320 thereafter. Costs are inclusive of accommodation, food, tuition, scores & administration.
To be among the 1st 10 to qualify for the early bird rate, either send us a payment in full or send a non-refundable deposit of £100 with the balance due by the final booking deadline of 02/04/2020.
Please follow this link to the One Voice Music website to register your place.
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. Participants need to depart by 4 pm on Sunday. Full details will be sent on registration.
Wymondley Wood Scout & Guide Centre, Wymondley Road, Willian, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 2UB. For directions click here
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.
There is a campfire site and an arena space for games.
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.
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.