April 13, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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WOW....We're doing something extra and different in April.
Listen to the world Music Workshops
A day of hands-on exploration of musical traditions from Greece, the Mediterranean and Brazil led by leading performers Kalia and Adriano Adewale and friends
We've invited some of the musicians who have performed in the St Ethelburga's Listen to the World programme to lead a series of practical workshops on APRIL 13th.11.00 - 1.00pm ‘Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Singing and Percussion.Led by Kalia and Vasilis SarikisKalia will lead a workshop looking at the vocal styles shared by Greek, Turkish and Arabic music. The focus will be on developing ornamentation and stylistic use of the voice. Maqam (modes) will be analysed in order to work towards vocal improvisation. This workshop will be ideal for beginner/intermediate singers who want an introduction to the vocal repertoire of this region.Vasilis Sarikis will demonstrate the essential techniques of frame drum playing in the two main positions, sitting and standing, including modern concepts such as snap rolls and split-hand technique. Rhythmic patterns found in Greek, Turkish and Arabic music will be looked at as well as South Indian rhythmic language (Konakol). This workshop is ideal for an introduction to the instrument, intermediate percussionists and musicians who wish to enrich their rhythmic vocabulary.
2.00 - 5.00 pm Afro-Brazil Composition, dance and percussion, Led by n
ADRIANO ADEWALE...CAROLINE ADEWALE...MARCELO ANDRADE Three integrated workshops - learning composition, dancing and playing percussion to stimulate creativity, improve communication and social skills while providing a tool to express oneself. Although the workshops are primarily based on Brazilian tradition such as Frevo, Samba, Baiao, it will also enable students to use their creative skills freely.Leaders will each give a short demonstration at the beginning of the session Particpants can then choose how to spend spend the afternoon.. All groups will create something based on “a given style”. Towards the end of the day, everybody will meet and arrange a new song, a percussion part and a choreography altogether based on the “chosen style”.Percussion led by Adriano Adewale - A workshop exploring the rhythm within each individual. Based on Afro-Brazilian rhythms such as Samba, Ijexa and Forro. Through rhythmic games, vocal and body percussion as well as percussion instruments, participants learn and enjoy discovering and improving their own musical skills.Dance led by Caroline Adewale. Dance allows and stimulates people to experience movement in a different way. Through Brazilian dance styles such as Samba and Ijexa, participants will learn basic and advanced dance steps, as well as discovering their own unique dance style.Composition through improvisation Led by Marcelo Andrade The process of writing something new takes us to unknown areas where several surprises are revealed. Voice, instruments and improvisation are amongst the basis of this workshop. A challenging and exciting creative experience.PracticalitiesOpen to adults and teenagers with or without previous musical experience.(Fees: £15 for half day £25 for full workshop.)
(for meet up £12 for half day - £20 for full day)