Summer courses for percussion music in Northern Italy / Piemont
These two workshops will deal with a large spectrum of musical styles. We will engage with djembé music from West Africa as well as with various styles from Brazil and Cuba. We will play Malinke music on the djembé and bass drums, as is customary.
There are two groups of Brazilian grooves:
As far as Cuba is concerned, we will explore traditional conga music.
The instruments will be put at your disposal, except for the congas. Whoever does not bring one along can borrow one for a fee of 20€ (please request when registering). You are free to bring instruments of your own.
We will concentrate on the following instruments:
15. - 24. August 2022
10 days of advanced West African music
This workshop is mainly about djembé music from different regions
of West Africa. We will deal intensively with the structure, the microtiming,
the musical framework, the solos, the groove and many other topics that
affect djembé music.
26. August - 4. September 2022
Costs: 795,- € / reduced 715,- € including accommodation.
The courses will take place in a beautifully refurbished farmhouse in Cassinasco near Canelli in Piemont / Northern Italy in a large group room with a separate dining and recreation room. The Mediterranean is nearby. There is a beautiful natural lake for bathing with cliffs just a 25-minute drive away. If we want to, we can bake our own pizza in the old pizza oven installed in the house. If you wish, we can take one day off during the workshop to practice, relax and go bathing...
We will have a cook who will prepare natural-food meals with our practical