Ilu Bata

Ilu Bata

One Voice Music & Bombo Productions

13th – 16th April 2023

Ilú Batá is an intensive residential workshop for existing players to further their knowledge and skills in Cuban batá drumming under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.

Daytime sessions will focus on learning new material. Evening sessions will be set aside for students to play through what they’ve learned during the day in a setting created to give participants a chance to engage in an informal environment that is closer to a Cuban tambor.

We’ll be working on a number of Bata toques with an in-depth study of the language for each drum. The study will include learning long sequences of songs that require linking several different toques together.


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.

Instruments: If you have sets of batá and would like to bring them please let us know. If you’d like to borrow instruments from OVM for the workshop please ring us and reserve it well in advance.

Tutors: Ravin ‘Raz’ JayasuriyaDave Pattman and Vicky Jassey 

Schedule: Arrive from 6 pm on Thursday. The workshop ends on Sunday after lunch. Participants need to depart by 4 pm on Sunday. Full details will be sent on registration.

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

COSTS & DEADLINES: £360.00 for first 10 bookings and £390 thereafter

Costs are inclusive of accommodation, food, tuition, scores & administration. Accommodation is based on shared rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people.

How to Book
Step 1: Pay either a non-refundable deposit* of £150 with the balance due by the final booking deadline, 16/3/23 or the full amount to the bank details below.

Step 2. Fill out the registration form:

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Step 3. Return the form to us at:

Account name: Bombo Arts
Account number: 63017399
Sort code: 08-92-99
Reference: (Your Initials)/Ilu Bata

Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432

*Cancellations & Terms of Participation

Original image by Kate Devine.