Ensemble música afrocolombiana
In this ensemble, you will play the repertoire of the Tambora, a musical genre from the Colombian Caribbean. The traditional format consists of two main percussion instruments (Tambora and Currulao), small percussion instruments, lead vocals and some backing vocals.
The teaching method is inspired by traditional and oral transmission: participants learn each of the elements of the format (drums, small percussion, vocals and backing vocals) and can focus on the element that suits them best. We learn the different rhythms of Tambora: Tambora tambora, tambora corrida, Berroche, Guacherna, tambora Redobla, Chandé and the influences on more commercial rhythms such as Cumbia and vallenato.
Tambora areas originated in a context of slavery and cultural mixing, on the banks of the Magdalena River, on the edge of the haciendas of Spanish settlers. This is the Colombian samba, which refers to an instrument, a musical genre, a dance and a festival. It tells the story of a Colombia of mixed cultures in the countryside, depending on the land and its rich, abundant nature.
There are no musical requirements. There will be instruments on site. Maracas, djembé, guacharaca, dundun or just voice are also welcome!
Aurore Lacrosse (Belgium) is a singer. She learned to sing the Bailes Cantaos in Colombia and has been sharing this music in Europe ever since. Since 2014, she has worked with Juan Pardo, both in Afro-Colombian folklore groups and in musical fusion projects between Europe and Latin America. Together, they founded Turikumwe (Belgium), participated in Los Ojitos de Mary (Colombia) and gave workshops at various venues (UK, maison de l’Amérique latine, l’Acravate). They also have a composition project called Sonsoleil.
Juan Pardo is a Colombian percussionist. In his music, he integrates Colombian rhythms with different musical formats and genres (rock, cumbia chichera, French chanson, etc.).
Thanks to the traditional Afro-Colombian music of the Caribbean coast, he learned to play the tambora and the Alegre. First in the streets of Bogotá, then from the 2000s on travelling to the traditional ‘maestros’ of Uraba Antioqueño and the Loba region. There, he shared their way of life, between fishing, farming and music. They agreed to pass on their knowledge on one condition: that he would in turn teach this music to the world.
Since then, he has continued to do so, both in Colombia and Europe. He has given workshops at La tentation, La Maison de l’Amérique Latine and Sound Resist, among others. He has also participated in a number of Afro-Colombian folk groups: Candelilla brava (Cumbia), El Léon Pardo (gaita), Los ojitos de Mary (Bailes Cantaos) and fusion groups Visita Corta (folk rock), Sonsoleil (world music), Tropical Muisca (cumbia chicha-rock). In Brussels, he founded the group Turikumwe, a traditional music format of Bailes Cantaos, bringing this music to life in Europe.
Inscriptions open on August 7 2023!
Come and discover this course during the free session on Thursday 21 September 2023, between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Collective course (10 courses/cycle)
Thursday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
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If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€ 135,00 – € 330,00