Rhythms for the Earth
Guest Workshop Presenter – Robin Layne from Vancouver, BC
WHERE: Let’s Move Studio, Kamloops BC
#200-1201 Summit Drive:
Scotia Bank Building: Upstairs, Corner of Summit and Columbia
at the corner of Sahali Mall: Lots of free parking!
Enter on Summit Drive under the awning.
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20th
TIME: from 12:30 until 3:00 (Short break in between the two workshops.)
Please arrive before 12:30. We’ll be starting right away.
WHAT: Afro-Latin Drum Workshops 6/8ths
FEE: $25 for one workshop, $40 for both
Please bring the exact bill amount. Thank you. Receipts available.
REGISTRATION: contact Raven at firstname.lastname@example.org to register ( Name, phone #, djembe (drum) needed?) #s of participants attending are needed by Oct. 16th to ensure that Robin’s workshop will go ahead as planned. Thank you.
Join renowned percussionist Robin Layne for two workshops that celebrate the joy of drumming. Both of the rhythms you will learn are in 6/8, which is a circular rhythm and great for bringing you back to earth after the summer. In traditional cultures the world over, drumming, singing, and dancing are intertwined and are a part of daily life.
Robin has been drumming most of his life and has had the opportunity to study with fantastic teachers all over the world. Robin says, “ I personally love to teach because there are few things more enjoyable than seeing a group of people who may or may not know each other, suddenly communicating through the universal language of music.”
Come and join us for a great time! We’re celebrating you and new rhythms!
Workshop 1: Bandogyeli – Rhythm from Guinea, inspired by Monkeys
Learn to play solo phrases and the djembe, doun-doun, and bells parts for this fun rhythm from Guinea. Who doesn’t like Monkeys? I learned this rhythm from Famoudou Konate and it’s got a great 6/8 groove in the folk tradition of the northern part of Guinea.
Workshop 2: Afro-Cuban Rumba
Learn to play folkloric rumba patterns such as Columbia on the djembe, congas, and bells. This is one of the most beautiful conga patterns of the Afro-Cuban tradition and we’ll translate it to the djembe and ensemble. You will be encouraged to sing for this one, too, if you feel like it!