I am looking forward to returning to the Comox Valley for another drum workshop and am pleased to be able to offer a salsa dance workshop as a bonus with my partner, Bless. To register please visit: http://rhythm-spirit.blogspot.com/ or contact Monica Hofer at email@example.com
Latin Rhythms Workshop II
Taking up where Latin Rhythms left off, this will be a dynamic workshop focused on exploring the folkloric rhythms of Cuba. You will learn the techniques of conga drumming (on your djembe, or bring a conga drum), and popular rhythms such as marcha, bomba, columbia, and guanguanco. A review of samba rhythms covered last time will also be presented. No previous experience with latin rhythms necessary, some drumming experience recommended.
Funk Grooves and Solo phrases
Learn some funky grooves that can be played with other drummers or at a jam. Learn about improvising together to create your own grooves and how to solo. Robin will share a variety of two or three part grooves for Djembe that are great for jamming. Several solo phrases will be taught to start building up a vocabulary on the drum. Gain confidence and improvise together with guidance to co-create a groove. All drummers welcome!
The dance workshop will be cover the basic footwork and work on partnering aspects, moving to the music, and breaking free of set routines or combinations. Bless and Robin have been teaching salsa for over three years at festivals, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and private parties. They emphasis the "fun" in social dancing and encourage lots of laughter.