SUN 14th Aug 1.30pm-3.00pm, VOICE & PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
Led by Cathy Jones – up tempo Latin rhythms, ensemble playing, improvising using your voice. HELD AT Guildhall – advance booking required £8 – click below.
In the workshop, participants will be exploring authentic Brazilian samba rhythms using both voice and samba percussion. We will also learn some simple songs, including a classic bossa nova number, and put these together with percussion grooves.
You are welcome to bring along any samba percussion instruments if you have them, but the workshop does not assume prior experience or use of instruments.
Cathy originally studied classical piano, violin and viola, playing regularly in orchestras and ensembles throughout her teenage years. A strong interest in rhythm also found her playing percussion and drums, leading to an exploration of Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Music. She spent some years immersed in the world of Samba schools, honing her skills as a Samba player and deepening her understanding of this music. It led to an involvement with the Brazilian Jazz outfit ‘Sirius B’ from which Cathy then went on to form her own bands, also taking up the role as vocalist. Today, she is widely acclaimed for her Latin especially Brazilian percussion and vocals.