Workshop for atabaques and congas
22.09. - 24.09.2023
Dive deep into Brazilian music culture and learn about the ritual drums of the Candomblé. This workshop offers the rare opportunity to get to know the ritual rhythms and songs of this Afro-Brazilian tradition, which have huge significance for and also strongly influence modern Brazilian music. Dudu will be teaching a range of Candomblé and Umbanda rhythms providing an introduction to the musical principals of this traditional music style.
The main instruments are atabaques and congas, which are played with hands or sticks or a combination of both, depending on the tradition. All variations of hand and stick techniques will be taught. Solo-phrasings focus on improvisational skills. The atabaques and conga voices will be complemented with agogô and xequerê lines. The respective songs will be taught along to the percussion music in Portuguese and Yoruba. A limited number of congas can be reserved; the atabaques we have available will be used in the workshop.
CD-Tip: Dudu's lifelong work with the music of the Afro-Brazilian religions has resulted in two CDs: Amacy (2005) is a collection of Umbanda music and Orishas (1994) which focusses on Candomblé. You can find both CDs on Spotify.
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