One Voice Music & Bombo Productions is delighted to announce Camp Iroko 2021.

Dates: 17th -21st August 2022

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, stream, pond, grassland and 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. 

Tutors
Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey

COST
TBC (includes all meals & accommodation)

The lower rate is for people that are on a low income &/or are facing financial hardship. Please pay the rate that applies to your individual circumstances.

In case Covid guidelines at the time puts a limit on the numbers that are allowed to gather in a group, bookings are on a first come first serve basis.

You can secure your place immediately by paying a non-refundable deposit of £100. This will be refunded if the course needs to be cancelled for Covid related reasons.

 

HOW TO REGISTER 

Registration is currenlty closed until March. 

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

Times
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.

Camping
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.

Instruments
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 ear-plugs.

Food
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.

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

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

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

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.