Leeds Afro-Cuban  Rhythm & Song Weekender

Leeds Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Song Weekender

26th & 27th October 2024 

If you would like to be added to the waiting list or join the singing workshops please get in touch.

We are delighted to be hosting our 3rd Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Song Weekender in Leeds,  led by David Pattman and Victoria Jassey. The weekend will cover songs for the Orishas, Cuban rumba, bata, and other forms of Afro-Cuban folkloric music.

We offer three types of workshops…

Level 1 

A taster bata and rumba workshop for those without drumming experience.

Level 2/3 

Suitable for those with prior knowledge of percussion and/or Afro-Cuban drumming styles. These workshops will teach parts, variations, and conversations for different drums, develop techniques, and show how songs fit with the rhythms.

Oricha & Rumba Song Workshops – tickets still available
Suitable for all levels. These workshops will teach beautiful songs which accompany bata and rumba drumming. They will also look at how the songs fit with clave.

Venue:

Music House Leeds

St Marks House, 1 St Mark’s Ave, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9BN

https://maps.app.goo.gl/BsgTJ9NKJE4Rg2Es7

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Weekend Timetable

Saturday: Bata & Oricha Songs

10:00 – 10:30 10:30 -1:00 10:30 – 1:00 1:00 – 1:30
Welcome/demo Level 1 Bata Drumming – Vicky Level 2/3 Bata Drumming – David Come together play-through

Afternoon

1:30 – 3:00 3:00 – 5:00 3:00 – 5:00 5:00 – 6:00
Lunch Oricha Songs – Vicky Level 2/3 Bata Drumming – David Come together play-through

Open session on Saturday evening at Headingley Parish Hall, LS6 3AW, Leeds, 8-10:30 pm.

There is a charge for people who are not workshop attendees. There will be a dance performance/animated dance for those who want to join in. The open session will allow people to practice what they have learned and hear or perform a broader range of Afro-Cuban music.

Sunday: Rumba Rhythms & Songs

10:00 – 10:30 10:30 -1:00 10:30 – 1:00 1:00 – 1:30
Welcome/demo Level 1 Rumba Drumming – Vicky Level 2/3 Rumba Drumming – David Come together play-through

Afternoon

1:30 – 3:00 3:00 – 5:00 3:00 – 5:00 5:00 – 6:00
Lunch Rumba Songs – Vicky Level 2/3 Rumba Drumming – David Come together play-through

Instruments will be provided, and you can bring your own if preferred. Both venues have a car park.

 

It’s rare to find anyone as knowledgeable as Dave and Vicky. It’s even more rare to find people who are as generous and welcoming. Anyone who has an interest in Afro-Cuban music will be able get involved, learn and be pushed just enough – regardless of playing ability. I couldn’t recommend their courses/workshops highly enough. – Adam Robinson, 2022

 

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