Level 2 Afro-Cuban Drumming Course
CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS. WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER.
Location: Rising Tide Studios, 270 Mare St, Hackney, London E8 1HE
This course is aimed at students wanting a deeper understanding of Afro-Cuban drumming. Participants will develop essential drum tones on different types of drums, an awareness of clave as a rhythmic structure and how drum patterns interlock and a complex understanding of rumba, batá drumming including conversations and variations. We will also introduce students to other kinds of Afro-Cuban drumming traditions. Participants will learn a repertoire of songs that accompany drum rhythms and develop skills for singing and playing simultaneously.
This is a level 2 Afro-Cuban Drumming Course for those who have completed level 1 or who have some musical experience, please refer to our guide here. If you are not sure which level you are why not visit our Learning Objectives and Student Levels page on our website? This chart is also a reference to check which skills are required of participants wanting to attend courses/workshops aimed at levels 2 and 3.
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|Batá drumming is one of the most ubiquitous folkloric and ritual drumming styles in Cuba. Played on three hour-glassed double-sided drums.|
|Cajón is played on wooden boxes and is similar to rumba using three interlocking drum parts with clave and catar.|
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Not sure what to expect? If you are not happy after the first class we will refund you the remaining course fee.
Drum Hire: You can use our drums for free.
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