2017 Term begins Thurs Jan 12th.
If you happen to live in or near to Glasgow, why not catch our regular weekly ‘Universal Rhythms’ session.
Every Thursday 8. pm-9.30 pm
Cost £7/£5 concessions per class.
Tel: 0141 419 0329 Mobile:07961 223890
This is primarily a hand drumming class, although we will from time to time do some stick/hand work and singing too.
We will look at hand techniques for the drums ( Congas, Bougarabou, Goumbe, Kpanlogo and more) and will work on arrangements inspired by my learning from different cultures including the African and Latin Diasporas.
The more I study and play the more I realise what I don’t know.
I’m not nor will I ever be of these cultures and no matter how much I study these rhythms I will never appreciate them from that perspective. I have a deep love though of rhythm in it’s many forms and I aim combine my cultural learning with my facilitation skills to hopefully create a welcoming and enjoyable environment in which to play.
Please also note that this is not a Traditional ‘Ballet Style’ Djembe group, although we may look at some Djembe rhythms from time to time. There are plenty of teachers out there offering that style for your enjoyment.
My aim is to create a space in which group playing is the primary focus and where melody exists within the playing due to the different drum and percussion sounds available. Connecting the players through connecting the parts.
Some of the session time during the term will be offered up to improvised/free play/solo
Connection through music is our shared goal.
The current class is mostly at beginner/intermediate level but I am happy to welcome more experienced players.
I look forward to playing with you soon.
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