This weekend workshop continues our program of study of Cuban batá traditions and songs for the orishas.
In this session we will revise and refresh some of the material we have been working on this year: toques (praise rhythms) and songs for the first ten orishas in our oru cantado (a cycle of songs and rhythms dedicated to the pantheon of orishas). We will also move on to the next section of the oru cantado. These workshops are suitable for all levels of players. We continua...lly recap the material covered and also add to our repertoire in each session. Instruments are provided.
Batá drumming is one of the richest sources of polyrhythmic music knowledge in the world. It is there in the roots of much popular music and continues to inform musicians of many genres. The skills and techniques involved in batá will help to develop ability, and confidence, in all types of percussion music. The beautiful and forceful songs add their melody, and meaning, to the strength of the drumming, to create a compelling musical experience that extends the relevance and influence of this music well beyond its religious function.
Fee: £35 with advance booking, £30 Rumba Study Group members, £40 on the door.