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Afro-Cuban Drumming Class
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Portland, OR
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Afro-Cuban Drumming Class with Virginia Lopez

This one and a half hour drumming class which starts promptly at 1:00pm until 2:30pm.
Address will be available to you when you register for class.

Concepts of clave, rumbas, and other classic Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms.
This is a class for the drummer who is familiar with clave, and can make open tone, bass,
and slap on the conga drums.

Some conga drums will be available for you to use during class.
Please bring your drum if you can.

Register early, as space is limited.

Afro-Cuban drumming has been preserved in Cuba by African descendants, and traditionalists for hundreds of years. Starting in the 1500's, Spain brought over a million Africans to work for no pay at the sugar cane plantations in the island of Cuba. Ever since, Afro-Cuban drumming has been shared, and preserved throughout Cuba.  

Recording artist Virginia López is a percussionist, and she will teach Afro-Cuban rhythms on conga drums, in relationship to clave patterns, drums, and bell patterns. Virginia has been teaching song and conga drum rhythms in Portland, Oregon for decades.

Cuban born (also raised, and educated in Cuba) Virginia López is a Yemayá Priestess in the Lucumí/Regla de Ocha Afro-Cuban tradition.  Amelia Pedroso, ibbaé bayen tonú, initiated Virginia López in 1999, in Havana, Cuba.

En Español:
Clase de tambor de ritmos folklóricos Afrocubanos con Virginia López, hija de Yemayá, La Diosa del Mar.

En Cuba, los descendientes africanos han preservado su cultura de música y tambores desde los años 1500's, cuando España trajo de Africa a personas que forzaron a trabajar, sin pago, en la isla de Cuba para cortar caña de azúcar.

Virginia Lopez va a enseñar tambores afro-cubanos con ritmos clásicos de la cultura cubana.  Esta clase es para estudiantes que tienes experiencia tocando las congas.

Tenemos algunos tambores que usted puede usas durante la clase, pero traiga su tambor si puede.  La dirección de la clase se la mandamos una vez que ya usted se haya registrado en la clase.
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address provided with purchase
Address provided with purchase
Portland, OR 97215
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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