Camp Iroko 2023 – Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drum Camp

Camp Iroko 2023 – Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drum Camp

One Voice Music & Bombo Productions 

Dates: 16th – 20th August 2023

Camp Iroko is a five-day Afro-Cuban folkloric drum camp in Wymondley Woods in Hertfordshire. This all-inclusive event boasts a 20-acre conservation area with mature woods, a stream, pond, grassland and an open fire pit. We have camping and indoor accommodation with access and facilities for the disabled.

The topics include Cuban rumba, Bata, Bembe, Guiro, Iyesa & Congo plus songs for all these traditions. 


Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

COST – (includes all meals, accommodation and tuitions)

Early Bird Rate – £360 (for first 12 bookings)
Standard rate – £390

You can secure your place immediately by paying a non-refundable deposit of £100.
Booking deadline is 18th July 2023

How to Book 
Please download and complete a booking and return it via email to Pay either a £100 deposit or the full amount via bank transfer or PayPal. The final amount is to be paid by July 18th. ***Please note your place is only secured once we receive payment and the registration form.***

Camp Iroko 2023_booking form


Pay via bank transfer
Account name: Bombo Arts
Account number: 63017399
Sort code: 08-92-99
Reference: [Your initial and surname/CI22]

Pay by PayPal
Credit/Debit Card (please note there’ll be an additional charge of 3.5% for card payments.

Deposit Early Bird rate £370 Standard rate £405


Level required for attending workshops
We cater for all levels. There are separate classes for each level and some classes include everyone.

Arrive from 6 pm on Wednesday to register and put up a tent (if camping) etc.. Depart on Sunday by 5 pm. A full schedule will be sent nearer the time. There’ll be workshop sessions on Wednesday evening, all day Thursday, Friday & Saturday and on Sunday morning & afternoon.

Indoor accommodation
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.

The Centre is situated within a 4-acre campsite. So there’s plenty of room for you to put up your tent or yurt. There are separate male & female showers/toilets for campers.

Some instruments will be provided but if you can, please bring your own from the following list: congas, bata, shekeres, cowbells, drums sticks. You can specify which instruments you can bring on the registration form. Please bring earplugs.

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.

Free time
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.

Wymondley Wood Scout & Guide Centre, Wymondley Road, Willian, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 2UB


Families with children under 16 are also welcome. Please contact us for family rates.

There are several sports, games and outdoor activities available for children and young people. If there’s sufficient demand, we’ll also be happy to offer music workshops.

Children under 14 need to be supervised at all times during the weekend. There are reduced rates for non-participating adults (guardians) attending purely to supervise children. Camping option is available for families. Indoor accommodation is subject to availability and we can only confirm this nearer the time of the workshop.