THE CUMBIA AND MAPALE DRUMMING CIRCLE
This workshop will be an introduction to Cumbia, Mapale, Puya, Currulao among other
Lets explore together our souls and spirits through
the magic of the drums
We will be taking part in carnivals, parades and
festivals in London during the summer.
Workshop First part!!
We will set our intention for the day and light our candles offerings.
Once we have our souls and spirits ready we will warm up properly and learn technique exercises that we will later apply on the drums.
Do not worry....this will be fun and profound!!!
Learning the beats!! on the tambor Alegre (Joyful drum), llamador (Caller), Tambora ( two headed drum, war drum) Maracas.
You will get introduction to Cumbia and Mapale rhythms. We will do chanting to accompany our drumming vibrations and will definitely be doing some Cumbia and Mapale dance.
We will structure a dance class for those participants that want to learn the dance moves and those that prefer drumming will do the beats for the dancers.
The connection between the dancers and the drummers will be an excellent opportunity to experience the profound and divine connection of this shamanic practice.
The MAPALE dance was introduced by African slaves brought in ships by the Spanish, the slaves came mainly from Angola. The dance represents an erotic courtship between a male and female couple characterized by its frenetics acts towards each other. The couple dances to a fast rhythm of cumbia music (original from Colombia) also originally of the African slaves brought to Colombia. The movements are based on the Mapale Fish movements when it was out of the water. From Colombia, the Dance spread to the South American and Central American Pacific coastline from Panama all the way down to Peru, including Ecuador
Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJg-IpblfXc
Dancing Like in the old times :-)
around the drums and with candles!!
We will play, drum, sing and dance!!
All levels welcome
Workshop price: £13
We can only provide instruments for
30 people, so please bring your
drum if you have one
give others with not drum the
chance to participate :-)