Introductory Batá course

11th September – 6th November

Bombo Productions is delighted to announce a new introductory batá course. The sacred batá drums were brought over to Cuba from Nigerian during the Trans Atlantic slave trade where they have found a place at the very heart of Cuban culture. Historically they were solely used for religious purposes to praise and honour the Yoruba deities called oricha. Over the last century, however, they have also increasingly been used for artistic musical projects. Batá music comprises of a vast canon of polyrhythms interwoven between the three drums along with beautiful call and answer songs.

This 9-week course is a preparatory course that introduces the main musical components of batá music, their technique, sequences and drum language (literally where the drums converse with each other).

Course tutors Vicky Jassey and David Pattman


When: Tuesdays 11th September – 6th November

Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm

Location:  Vogue Fabrics Dalston, 66 Stoke Newington Road. N16 7XB

Drum Hire:
You can use our drums for free but you may need to help return it to where it is stored (which is 2 minutes from the venue). Please let us know when you book if you need a drum.


Pay by 28th August.
Early Bird Course Payment £110 (£12 per session) 10% discount for low income and students. Not sure what to expect? If you don’t like the first session we will refund you the remainder of the course.
Drop-in £18 (There is no discount available for this option)
£30 discount when you book both the batá and rumba course together (3 hours).
Cost of both courses £190.

How to book
You can pay online follow the link below.
FREE PAYMENT can be made by bank transfer please send an email to and Sandra will send you our account details.

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