Global Grooves: Percussion & Songs of the Orixas

  • 27.10.12 - 28.10.12
  • 9.30am
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: £70

Following the success of a series of Candomblé workshops and Master-classes delivered by Global Grooves we are proud to announce the next instalment in this series of intensive study. Delivered by the infamous Jon Hardemen this weekend course comprises the study of several different sequences from the Candomblé tradition – actual styles to be announced.

Students will study the relationship between clave and song as well as learning the accompanying atabaque/conga patterns and Rum phrasing (solo atabaque/conga). There will be a particular focus on singing and playing simultaneously and understanding how percussive phrasing works with traditional dance choreographies.

This intensive study weekend will be accessible for all players who have experience in hand or stick drumming, nurturing beginners and improvers as well as challenging even the most experienced players. The course is designed to give an overview of Candomblé percussion and songs as well as allowing time and space to sing, play and enjoy these beautiful age old musical traditions, together.

About Jon Hardemen.

Jon is the UK’s leading specialist in Candomblé percussion and songs. He has a wealth of experiences in teaching and performing Candomblé both in the UK and internationally as well as directing and leading some of the UK’s very best Bloco’s and percussion ensembles. This is a unique opportunity to work with one the most knowledgeable percussionist in his field and a master class weekend not to be missed!

Where and when?

Dates: 27th and 28th October 2011

Times: 9.30am – 6.00pm  

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