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Afro-Cuban music courses

If you are looking for regular Afro Cuban music classes in London here is a list of what is going on.

 

Monthly Batá

David Pattman runs monthly batá classes focusing on the exstensive repetoirs of songs and rhythms from the Cuban batá tradition. He is a sworn ritualistic drummer. 

"I can assure you that studying with David Pattman is about as good as it gets for learning the rich and wonderful repertoire of Cuban rumba and batá drumming and songs, short of going to Cuba" Lucy Duran, Radio 3 World Roots & School of Oriental & African Studies. 

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Weekly Batá

Robert Arcari runs weekly classes teaching the Oru Seco (a sequence of batá rhythms played before an alter in at the beginning of a religious ceremony for deities in the religion of Santeria).

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Weekly Rumba

Gerardo De Armas Sarria teaches regular Rumba classes. Gerardo is a former member of the acclaimed Yoruba Andabo.

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There is also the The London Lucumi Choir which is a community choir led by Daniela Rosselson.