The Rumba Laboratory is a 5-hour Rumba percussion and song workshop for people who have some experience of playing percussion. We offer one workshop per month in London. This is an ongoing project. The idea is to run a regular rehearsal ensemble, emphasising group playing and harmony singing with a view to developing a repertoire of traditional rumba to performance level.

This event is a continuation of last month’s workshop. Therefore, those wishing to attend will be asked to catch up from the previous session. The material (recordings, lyrics and notation) will be made available on booking.

Taught by David Pattman & Vicky Jassey.

Location: Brixton SW2 2AE


14th June (Friday)

12th July (Thursday)

Time: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

Drum Hire: You can use our drums for free.


£40 drop-in. We haven’t increased our prices since 2011. However, that inevitable time has now sadly come so as to develop ongoing activities and continually offer workshops in small group settings.

£35 when booking 4 workshops in advance (to be completed within a six month period): sign up and pay for 4 workshops upfront for the old price of £35 per workshop (£140 in total instead of £160).
For added flexibility, participants can attend any 4 workshops within a six-month period (which will be extended should there be an odd month without a workshop, e.g. August).
However,  Batá Intensive and Rumba Labs sadly cannot be combined. Each new 6-month period will re-start once all 4 workshops are attended. Unfortunately, we regret that we won’t be able to offer refunds nor carry forward workshops should the 4 sessions not be completed within the 6-month period.

10 % discount for students and low income.

How to book:
You can
– pay online following the link below or
– make a bank transfer. 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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2 thoughts on “Rumba Laboratory 14th June”

  1. When I can, I travel from Wales to attend this course. A high standard of teaching and a great group of people.

  2. Without doubt one of my favourite workshops led by Bombo Productions is the Rumba workshop. Dave & Vicky are very supportive teachers and with a wealth of knowledge to share. One always feels stretched with considerate guidance and fun which makes for a great combination. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or beginner, learning about Afro-Cuban music with Bombo is highly recommended.

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