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  1. Afro-centric drumming
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Explore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments in any musical style or setting.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  2. World music: rhythm driven tunes from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and Senegal
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Come to play tunes from several traditions and two continents, working with complex rhythms in related and contrasting ways. There is a musical narrative that begins in Africa, travels to the Caribbean and South America, then back to Africa, carrying musical styles and rhythmic patterns. We will explore samples of this rhythmic timeline.







    Piano places are limited to two so please check with the department prior to enrolling if you want to play piano on this course.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  3. World music: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Explore a range of musical traditions from around the world: Indian raga and Bollywood; Ghanaian and South African grooves; Ottoman makam and Klezmer; Samba and Salsa. Listen for characteristic features and learn about the cultural settings in which they are produced. NB Break week: 1 Nov. 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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  4. Music in context: Kenya
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shyam Shah
    Explore East African circulations in popular music from 1946 onwards. Discover how musicologists study the music of Rumba and Benga.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  5. World music: Bollywood tunes
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Learn to play 'filmi' songs from Bollywood movies that incorporate Indian traditional raga, bhangra rhythms and elements of contemporary pop. For all instrumentalists and singers,including improvisers, at intermediate and advanced level. Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  6. Music in context: Cuba
    Course start date:  Thu 1 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shyam Shah
    The Cuban sound has travelled far and wide, from being the foundation of Salsa music in the Americas, to its return home to Africa. But how did this relatively small island in the Caribbean have such a large musical influence, and why was it so readily accepted?
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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