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One Voice Music & Bombo Productions
2nd – 6th March 2022
Ilú Batá is an intensive residential workshops for existing players to further their knowledge and skills in Cuban batá drumming under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.
These are specially designed to work both as stand-alone workshops or as part of an on-going annual series. Each workshop has its own unique content and can also cater for players who have different levels of knowledge and ability.
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 or rumba.
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.
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.
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.
Thurso Centre, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BL.
For Sat Nav users please use the postcode HP3 0BB as this will bring you to the front door.
Accommodation is based on shared rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people.
For directions click here
Costs are inclusive of accommodation, food, tuition, scores & administration.
Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432