Coro de Clave

Coro de Clave

Cuban Roots Harmony Choir

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Coro de Clave is based in London and Spain. We provide ongoing classes, rehearsals and performances both in-person and online. We are passionate about the promotion of Afro-Cuban folkloric culture. The choir allows participants of any level to develop their musicality, learn about the historical context of this tradition and meet a community of lovely people who enjoy singing these gorgeous songs. Coro de Clave is made up of a transient global community of people. We try and make our workshops accessible to everyone by providing remote learning, course material and performance events that anyone who has learnt the material can attend, you do not need to be based in London or Spain to be a member.

The name Coro de Clave was given to choirs that proliferated in the black communities of Western Cuba from the last part of the 1800s until around 1920. They were mobile ensembles, often amassing over 100 members and would compete with other neighbouring groups. Bombo Productions has revived and transferred this beautiful idea of community singing to this century and expanded the repertoire to include other Cuban-based styles.

Led by  Vicky Jasseyand David Pattman

El Coro de Clave tiene su sede en Londres y España. Ofrecemos clases continuas, ensayos y actuaciones tanto en persona como en línea. Nos apasiona la promoción de la cultura folclórica afrocubana. El coro permite a los participantes de cualquier nivel desarrollar su musicalidad, aprender sobre el contexto histórico de esta tradición y conocer a una comunidad de gente encantadora que disfruta cantando estas preciosas canciones.

El Coro de Clave está formado por una comunidad global y transitoria de personas. Intentamos que nuestros talleres sean accesibles a todo el mundo proporcionando formación a distancia, material didáctico y eventos de interpretación a los que puede asistir cualquiera que haya aprendido el material, no es necesario residir en Londres o España para ser miembro.

El nombre de Coro de Clave se dio a los coros que proliferaron en las comunidades negras de Cuba occidental desde finales del siglo XIX hasta 1920 aproximadamente. Eran conjuntos móviles, que a menudo superaban los 100 miembros y competían con otros grupos vecinos. Bombo Productions ha revivido y trasladado a este siglo esta hermosa idea del canto comunitario y ha ampliado el repertorio para incluir otros estilos de base cubana.

Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Thursdays: 5.45 – 7.45 pm, N16

Our Autumn program will involve a collaboration with Moving Voices UK, which works with female survivors of human trafficking and anyone else who would like to join us. We will learn and rehearse ten songs in preparation for a performance on Sunday, the 3rd of December, at Hackney Town Hall for the turning on of the Christmas Lights. These sessions are open to all levels.

Regular: £60
Conc* £35

In-person & Online rehearsal participation.

You are invited to participate in the St. Barnabus church performance with the Jericho Singers, a choir of over a hundred people. This will involve a couple of online rehearsals, one in-person rehearsal and a concert.

Monday, 6th Nov, 7.30pm – 9.45pm

Monday, 13th Nov, 7.30pm – 9.45pm

Friday, 17th Nov, 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Saturday, 18th Nov, 12 – 4pm, 4-6pm break, 6pm 1 hour concert

Cost £65

Moving Voices UK
Coro de Clave collaborates with a project called Moving Voices UK which supports female survivors of trafficking to reintegrate into our local community through singing. Moving Voices is supported by the National Lottery,  Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds funding and Comic Relief.

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