Global Grooves Christmas Weekender

  • 10.12.11 - 11.12.11
  • 9.30am
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full £65



Global Grooves in association with Band on the Wall Learning & Participation are proud to announce 2011’s Christmas Weekender!

With the opportunity to learn from a variety of tutors hailing from diverse percussion settings, this intensive series of eight mini-workshops is designed to offer musicians of all abilities and experience the opportunity to try out new styles, improve technique in instrument-specific classes, belt out songs from the Candomblé tradition and the North-east of Brazil, work within both hand drumming and stick drumming disciplines, and much more!

Following this rotational workshop programme, participants are also invited to perform elements of the mini-workshop material alongside a host of musicians at an evening showcase on Sun 11th Dec at Band On The Wall.

The mini-workshop programme includes:

 Sat 10th December:

‘Cuban Conga Drumming’ with Andy Boothman…an introduction to Cuban conga technique and rhythms…

‘Sounds of Capoeira’ with Leandro De Oliveira…berimbau, pandeiro, atabaque, and songs from Capoeira…

‘Top-notch Timba’ with Leon Patel…a whacking workshop to spice up timba playing for all…

‘Rudiments for Snare’ with Iain Mellor…a long-awaited technical sticks class to impress!…

 Sun 11th December:

‘Côco Chegou’ with Holly Prest…songs and rhythms from the rich Northeastern Brazilian style…

‘Sambateria’ with Eraldo Marques…samba for the bateria, with special focus on tamborim…

‘Candomblé’ with Jon Hardeman…. Explore the age old songs and rhythms of Candomblé….

‘Orixa Grooves for the Bateria’ with Ravin Jayasuriya… a mixture of Cuban & Brazilian rhythmic elements …

Dates: Saturday 10th and Sun 11th December 2011

Times: Sat 10th – register 9.30am, workshops until 3pm

          Sun 11th – register 9.30am, workshops until 6pm

Venue: Band On The Wall, Northern Quarter, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ

Prices: Full price; £65,

Concessions; (including Pernambucan Percussion perticipants) £40 

Limited ‘day tickets’ and bursaries also available, contact Leon:   or   07771923185


                                            This course is supported by: