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:
Cult music, i.e., the Candomblé on the one hand, and on the other batucada, which is samba as it is performed in Rio in orchestras with as many as 300 musicians.

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.


Worldpercussion

We will concentrate on the following instruments:

Djembé
Bassdrums
Congas
Atabaques
Berimbao
Schlitztrommel „Krin“
Amadinda

15. - 24. August 2022

Costs: 795,- € / reduced 715,- € including accommodation.
Additional 100,- € for meals have to be payed in the workshop.


Djembé special

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.
We will also make some excursions to the Krin music of the Guinean forest region and to the Amadinda music of Uganda.
10 days is a great time to experience this wonderful music intensively.

26. August - 4. September 2022

Costs: 795,- € / reduced 715,- € including accommodation.
Additional 100,- € for meals have to be payed in the workshop.

 

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 assistance.
It is possible to arrive the evening before the courses begin. In this case, the additional overnight stay will cost 20 €.

 

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