Workshop for atabaques and congas
04.10. - 06.10.2019
This workshop offers the rare opportunity to get to know the ritual rhythms
and songs of the Afro-Brazilian tradition, which have huge significance
for modern Brazilian music. Dudu will rehearse various Candomblé and Umbanda rhythms to provide an introduction to the
musical principals of this traditional music style.
The main instruments
are atabaques and congas, which are
played with the hands or with sticks, depending on the tradition. Both
variations of hand and stick technique will be taught. While the solo-phrasings
train improvisational skills, the accompanying voices of the bateria can
be played on the timba, repinique or snare. The atabaques and congas will
be complemented with agogô and xequerê, and the songs will
be sung along to the music in Portugeuse 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 already resulted in two CDs: The CD
Amacy released in 2005 is a collection of Umbanda music and
the Candomblé-CD Orishas was already released in 1994.