Drum, Bass n’ Breaks for the Bateria – percussion course in Preston

Global Grooves and the UCLan Worldwise Samba Drummers Present….

Global grooves Workshop Group 2012

Global Grooves Workshop Group 2012

8 consecutive Wednesdays 23rd January – 13th March 2013.

Classes run from 6.00pm – 8.00pm

This eight week course will focus on modern percussion arrangements drawing upon the lively rhythms and grooves from styles including Samba, ‘Drum n’ Bass’ and ‘Breakbeat’.

Using surdos to create heavy dance bass lines, snares, tamborims, bells and hand drums to create interweaving beats, and cleverly arranged percussion bridges to create that all important tension and release, this course will explore cheeky dance grooves that have stormed the main stage at clubs around the UK for many years.

This course is part of a modular programme delivered as part of Worldwise Samba Drummers main rehearsal sessions, and follows their most recent ‘Samba module’.

As well as enjoying new rhythms and grooves on the course you can also play along with the band’s regular set at the end of each session; then you can join the group for regular performances and events throughout the year.

This course will cater for everyone from complete beginners to the most advanced percussionist. Equipment is provided but we welcome players to bring their own. Please let us know in advance if you will be attending without an instrument so we can arrange one for you.

Instruments Used:

Caixas and Snares
Timbau, Congas and Djembe
Dates and Times:

8 consecutive Wednesdays 23rd January – 13th March 2013.
Classes run from 6.00pm – 8.00pm


Classes are sponsored by the Worldwise Learning Centre.
Your First Session is free and then £2.50 per class from there on.

Venue: UClan, The Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston PR1 2HE

How to book:

To join contact worldwise@uclan.ac.uk for further details or visit Worldwise Samba Drummers@UCLan on Facebook or call Global Grooves on 0161 273 7827.

For More information visit http://www.globalgrooves.org/courses/courses/drum-bass-n-breaks-for-the-bateria.aspx

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About Global Grooves

With over a decade of short courses, master class weekends, one-to-one tuition, international study and research trips, community development and performance events behind them, Global Grooves raise a fist in the air to the sharing of the richest, most diverse music and dance styles from around the globe. Whether you want to study the depths of folkloric drumming, dance, or song from far off lands and cultures, or simply want to get your feet tapping to captivating concert sounds, the collective has a global groove for you. We are currently offering courses in carnival arts styles in collaboration with UClan in Preston. More about us: Global Grooves offers high-quality specialist training in inspirational international performance arts: Music and Dance; Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, West African, and South Asian drumming, dance, and song, photography and art. We regularly exhibit the work of both local and international visual artists. This Manchester-based creative arts team prides itself on offering affordable and accessible training in a variety of formats, including short courses, master class weekends, one-off performances, and special events. Global Grooves began in 2001 as a small collective of percussionists and workshop leaders in the Northwest, responding to an obvious demand in the area for more advanced and expert training in every arts discipline from Brazilian drumming to Afro-Cuban song. Now, established as a registered charity, Global Grooves continues to go from strength to strength delivering authentic courses and development work for participants and professionals alike.

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