Machito Rumba Y Bata Masterclass

Machito Rumba Y Bata Masterclass

10th – 17th June 2024

We are honoured to host one of the world’s heavyweight Cuban drummers here at Finca Ara Oko. Barbaro Crespo aka ‘Machito’, is a ritual drummer and rumbero who comes from a dynasty of folkloric drummers in Havana. He was also a principal member of Osain del Monte before he moved to Europe.

We are offering only 10 places to this special retreat. To secure your place pay a non-refundable deposit of £150. To qualify for the early bird deadline, you must pay a deposit by the 10th of April.

The final payment needs to be made by the 10th of May.

The retreat is aimed at Level 2/3 percussionists. Please see our guidelines –
What is included:

    • 4 hours of tuition x 5 days plus practice time.
    • 7 nights accommodation.
    • 3 meals a day.
    • Accommodation – shared, single rooms or glamping.
    • Access to drums.
    • An opportunity to perform on the last night at a local bar.
    • The chance to stay in a beautiful farmhouse in the spectacular countryside away from the distractions of everyday life.

Not included:
For more information on the below points please visit our travel information page.

    • Flights
    • Airport transfers:
    • Travel Insurance
    • Extra nights accommodation
    • Extra meals
    • Alcohol

Spaces available

Costs & Accommodation:  £150 deposit. Earlybird deadline by 10th April. Full payment by 8th May 2024

SINGLE ROOM: Earlybird £870 / Regular £910 

SHARED ROOM: Earlybird £785 / Regular £825. Each room shares 2 – 3 people.

GLAMPING: Earlybird £655 / Regular £695. Each tent shares 2 people.

How to book
Visit our Finca Ara Oko webpage