Global Grooves goes massive for this short seven week course leading to a huge grand finale performance as part of the Manchester Day Parade through the City Centre on Sunday June 19th.
Delivered in partnership with Band on the Wall, Global Grooves, Community Arts North West, Bloco Novo and Exodus this unique carnival band will pull together various music, dance and song groups from across Greater Manchester to create an exciting final performance piece inspired by Bob Marley’s Exodus with full horn section.
Free Taster Event: Weds 4th May at Band on the Wall from 7.15-9.15. Come along and have a go, then subscribe to the full course “when ya see the light”. All instruments provided. Dancers come in light loose fitting clothing.
Course Dates: Wednesdays. May11th, 18th, 25th June 1st, 8th, 15th
Full Day Dress Rehearsal: Saturday 18th June (venue tbc)
Final Parade Performance: Sunday 19th June (times tbc)
This exciting eight week course for drummers, dancers and brass players will study the traditions and styles of north-eastern Brazilian Bloco’s with a Jamaican Reggae and Hip Hop twist. You will have an opportunity to work with some of Manchester’s very best percussion, dance and brass tutors.
This course is open to all regardless of experience; complete beginner to advanced level.
“Lively Up Yourselves”
For Percussionists: Leon Patel and Zac Sargent are scheming up some cheeky and flavoursome grooves and breaks for the Bateria that will require a serious respect for all things Reggae. The arrangements draw upon influences from Brazilian and West African percussion, Samba, Reggae and Hip Hop.
“Movement of the People”
For Dancers: In this course Adriana Rosso will take you on a journey of Brazilian dance styles fusing several different traditions in a melting pot of samba, funk, hip-hop, Reggae, folkloric and contemporary Brazilian dance styles.
For Brass Players & Saxes: We want brass and saxophone players to form a huge marching funky horn section as part of the Exodus parade playing riffs, bass lines, calls and solos. All instruments, all sizes, all standards welcome. Rehearsals at Band on the Wall on Wednesday 8th & 15th June from 7.15 and Saturday 18th all day. Register your interest HERE.