Learn to play a number of rhythms on the Kpanlogo peg drum of southern Ghana, similar to the Latin Conga in sound and technique. Drums will be supplied. Kakatsiti pay particular attention to teaching the techniques of ‘tone’, ‘bass’ and ‘tips’ to make sure students are producing clear and precise sounds. Students will starting by learning ‘Oge’, a relatively easy rhythm composed of three parts all played together with the cowbell. After ‘Oge’, students will move on to the three parts of ‘Fume Fume’ before finishing with the popular ‘Kpanlogo’ rhythm which while made of only two parts, involves the use of the ‘slap’ technique which is relatively harder to play than the ‘tone’ and ‘bass’ usually played by self-taught drummers.
Dance. Universal Hall, Dance Drama Studio.
Learn to dance a number of traditional dances from Ghana including the popular ‘Kpanlogo’ social dance from southern Ghana as well as ‘Kule’ – a dance choregraphed by Kofi Adarwkah, principle male dancer in Kakatsitsi. The dance involve a series of moves that correspond to drum calls performed by the master drummer.
Dance and Song with San Bushmen of Kalahari. Universal Hall, Recording Studio
Learn to sing, clap and dance in the style of the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Namibia as taught by members of the !Gubi Family. A number of songs / chants will be learned as well as clapping and stamping patterns that are traditionally performed to accompany the singing.
Workshop Prices and Times. £10 a session. £20 a day. £40 for weekend ticket which includes Sunday night. £50 weekend includes ticket for Sat night and Sun night. Each of the three styles of workshops listed above will run three times on Sat and three times on Sun in the time slots listed below.
Sat 10.00-12.00. 1.30-3.30. 4.00-5.30
Sun. 11.00-1.00. 2.30 – 4.30. 5.00-6.00 everyone in Hall for practice.
Sun. 7.30. Performance in Universal Hall with all workshop groups.
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With the Kaktsitsi Drum workshop we expect many people will want to come to the whole of Saturday as a block of workshops. We assume that if people only want to come to one workshop they will come to the Saturday morning workshop at 10.00. There will be a clear progression from learning techniques, to learning a simple rhythm to learning a more complex rhythm. On Sunday we would expect Kaktsitsi to review the work done on Saturday and then progress to teaching other rhythms. The goal of Sunday will be to reach a standard where the rhythms learned can be performed for dancing on the Sunday night. It could be possible for experienced drummers to join for the first time on Sunday morning if they are unable to join on Saturday. Do contact us if you wish to do this. The Sunday 5.00 practice for everyone is now considered unnecessary and instead we will continue in our separate groups till 5.00.
With the Kakatsitsi Dance workshop and the San Workshops in Dance and Song the Saturday and Sunday workshops will be self contained. We expect some people may for example want to do the San workshop all day Saturday and the Kakatsitsi dance workshop all day Sunday. Again however we recommend coming to the 10.00 workshop on Saturday or the 11.00 workshop on Sunday if you only want to do one workshop. The Saturday and Sunday workshops will again build towards informal performances on Sunday evening. We would expect there to be people coming on Sunday night who have not attended the workshops. These people would sometimes just dance and sometimes watch. We would not expect people attending only on Sunday night to drum.
We expect the exact structure will be adapted to fit the participants. Kakatsitsi are very experienced workshop leaders and we look forward to an exciting weekend.
Children’s Workshops. Advance Booking essential
Children’s Drumming (Saturday only) 10.30-11.20. Children’s Dance 11.30-12.30.
Children’s Workshops by donation. Come to both as the dance goes with the drumming. Suitable for age 4-10. Venue: Sunshine Room, East Whins, The Park, Findhorn.
Contact Melissa Godbeer for children’s workshop booking only.
Tel. 07788 476230 or email: email@example.com
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(Valid 1st /2nd /3rd September 2017)