“The course was so inspiring, that I want to pursue the batá tradition further.”
Jan Brzezinski 2018

“Being introduced to bata and rumba has given me such a great experience and the opportunity to expand my skills in music.”
Juan Sebastian Martinez Cortes 2018

An Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming

 10-Week Course: 4th June – 6th August

This 10-week course is a preparatory course that introduces the main musical components of Afro-Cuban drumming. Students will learn basic sounds on various drums, be able to play and understand one or two clave patterns with a pulse and play simple polyrhythmic patterns for rumba, batá, makuta etc. in context with some songs. Bombo Productions prides itself on providing a friendly supportive environment where students can enjoy learning music whilst connecting with a community of people passionate about drumming.

Bombo Productions offers a range of courses that cater for three levels of ability. This course is suitable for complete beginners. If you are not sure which level you are at why not visit our Learning Objectives and Student Levels page on our website. There you will find a chart outlining the key musical skills we expect our students to acquire from attending our courses/workshops combined with home study. This chart is also a reference to check which skills are required of participants wanting to attend courses or workshops aimed at levels 2 and 3.

Taught by Vicky Jassey.

Course Details

When: Tuesdays 4th June – 6th August

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Location:  Rising Tide Studios, 270 Mare St, Hackney, London E8 1HE

Drum Hire: You can use our drums for free.
Book your place: Click on the button below and your option will be added to the shopping cart.

Early-Bird

Concessions*

Payable by 20th May

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full rate

Drop-In

Rate after 20th May

£200.00Add to cart

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* Concessions are for students and low income who book in advance. They receive 10% off the usual price.  Low income is anyone on child tax benefits or any other government benefits or living on £17,000 per year or below.

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

Alternative payment method
You can also make a bank transfer. Please send an email to reservations@bomboproductions.com and we will send you our account details.

Any questions feel free to ask.

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