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Bata Y Rumba IX


Course tutors Ravin Jayasuria, David Pattman & Vicky Jassey 



30th November - 4th December 2016

Bata Y Rumba offers full board catering in a beautiful locations so you can switch off and enjoy learning. This intensive residential workshop is for existing players to further their knowledge and skills in Cuban Bata drumming and Rumba 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 learnt 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. Students will recieve thirty hours of teaching time in small groups. 


We’ll be working on a number of Bata toques with an in-depth study into the language for each drum. The study will include learning long sequences of songs that require linking several different toques together.



We’ll be working on Guaguancó, Yambú and Columbia using a mixture of conga drums and cajones (boxes). We’ll develop language for each of the drum parts including accompanying songs and quinto soloing. 



Please bring 1 or 2 congas and any bata drums you have. If you’d like to borrow instruments from OVM for the workshop please ring us and reserve them well in advance.



Arrive from 6 pm on Wednesday. The workshop ends at on Sunday after lunch. Participants need to depart by 4 pm on Sunday. Full details will be sent on registration.



Whaley Hall, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 7BL

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Costs are inclusive of accommodation, food, tuition, scores & administration.

Early Payment Rate is £395 if paid by 31/10/16 after which the Standard Rate of £425 applies.

To qualify for the lower rate please make a payment by 31/10/16, either in full or send a non-refundable deposit of £100 with the balance payable by 21/11/16.

The deadline for all registrations is 21/11/16.

Accommodation is based on 2 people sharing a twin room. There’s an additional £10 per night charge for a single room.

The costs above are for payments received by bank transfer or cheque. Payments by Credit & Debit cards will incur an additional charge of 3.5%

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