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  • Cuban Orishas – Workshops

    Sat. 17 October 2009 | 11 AM - 5:00 PM

    11:00 AM - 12 Noon
    Drum workshop
    12 Noon - 1:00 PM
    Dance workshop
    2 - 3:00 PM
    ‘Orishas & Cuban Santería’ discussion with Guillermo Davis
    3 - 4:00 PM
    Drum workshop
    4 - 5:00 PM
    Dance workshop

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    Batá drums

    These workshops are an opportunity to learn some of the sacred rhythms and dances used to honour the African gods (Orishas) that have become syncretised with Catholic Saints through the Cuban religious tradition of Santería.

    Learn the intricate rhythms of the sacred batá drums with master drummer José Ferrera Mulen.

    Learn the movements and dances of the Orishas with expert teacher, Guillermo DavisEl Iyawo.

    José and Guillermo are former members of the acclaimed Cuban dance group Danza Libre now based in the UK.

    Those who have attended the dance workshops will also have a chance to perform in the evening (as part of the Cuban Orishas – Performance).

    Location:
    Norwich: St Gregory’s Centre for the Arts, St Gregory’s Church, NR2 1ER
    Admission:
    £10 for one workshop, £15 two workshops, free discussion, £30 for four workshops plus performance
    Telephone:
    07857 260799
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Websites:
    St Gregory’s Centre for the Arts, Timba Ferrera Conga!, El Iyawo
    Suitability
    Workshops are suitable for all levels of ability, ages 8 and above.

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