Camp Iroko 2024 – Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drum Camp

Camp Iroko 2024 – Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drum Camp

One Voice Music & Bombo Productions 

Dates: 14th – 18th August 2024

Camp Iroko is a five-day Afro-Cuban folkloric drum camp in Wymondley Woods in Hertfordshire that has been running annually for 12 years. 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 accommodations with access and facilities for the disabled. We pride ourselves on creating a supportive musical community that caters to different abilities, from beginners to advanced. As well as structured workshops and masterclasses, evenings are often for spontaneous music-making and sharing.

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 tuition)


Booking deadline by 18th July 2024

How to Book 

Please complete the form below and make a payment.


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

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Families with children under 16 are also welcome. Please get in touch with 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 options are available for families. Indoor accommodation is subject to availability, and we can only confirm this nearer to the time of the workshop.

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Payment Options:

We offer three payment options to accommodate different economic situations.

To secure your place on the course, either make a payment now in full or pay a non-refundable deposit of £150 with the balance due by the final booking deadline date of 21st March.

Earlybird – Deadline 1st July

Standard – For those paying after the 1st July or those who have good incomes and can, for example, pay all their bills monthly with no problem. Your extra contribution helps support our concessionary rate system.

Instalments – You can pay in instalments. The first instalment has to be a deposit of £150. Please discuss with us how you would like to do this: 

Before making a payment, please read our Cancellation & Terms of Participation:

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Account name: Victoria Rosemary Jassey
Sort code: 04-03-70
Account number: 65920902