Afro-Colombian Shamanic Rhythms: Connecting with our "Medicine Animal" 2






This workshop will be an introduction to Cumbia, Mapale, Puya, Currulao among other

afro-colombian rhythms.


Join us!!!

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!!!




Second part!!


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:

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

£7 concessions

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 :-)


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  • Sean

    Thanks Rafa that was rocking brother!

    July 15, 2013

  • Andrea

    I loved it thanks Rafa!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Lia A.

    Amazing session thank you :-)

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Danny

    Amazing energy! Thanks again Rafa!!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Min H.


    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Min H.

      When is the next one? :o)

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for te late notice, but we're now unable to make it. Apologies.

    July 14, 2013

  • Hagop el B.

    I am coming!

    July 14, 2013

  • Pauline N.

    Guys not gonna make it to this one - both my baby angelz are in town and are taking me for early bday celebs. Have an awesome session and I hope to join the next one. Lurve lurve xx

    July 14, 2013

  • Music for Life (.

    Hi everyone, I am getting to connect with our hearts and with mother earth through the drumming. Please let me know if you coming so that i have a idea of how may drums to take with me. Thank you

    July 14, 2013

    • Andrea

      On my way!! :)

      July 14, 2013

  • Andrea

    I'm on my way!

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if I will attend or not, depends what time I get back on sunday morning

    July 12, 2013

  • Andrea

    Hi!! Just wonder what type of concessions there is?

    July 6, 2013

  • Pauline N.

    Oh pants!! I'm a numpty! May have to do some rearranging but i am gonna try and get to this! Xx

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I am a student, am I eliegible for consession rate?

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looks great ..i'm away that w/e tho :(..any other workshops coming iup in the run up to the carnival this summer?

    June 30, 2013

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