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Ocean Arts Cardiff
Unit 2 East Moors Business Park, East Moors Rd, CF24 5JX Cardiff
INTRODUCTION TO DJEMBE AND DUNDUN CLASS (£ 4)
6.30 PM until 7.50 PM
This class is ideal for absolute beginners to learn the basics of djembe accompaniments, arranged breaks and solo phrases, working as a group towards an overall understanding of the music. At the same time, we will learn the dundun patterns of the same rhythms with nice variations and breaks. DRUM HIRE: Private message Wadada Cymru to request a djembe drum (£ 1).
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DJEMBE CLASS (£ 6)
8.10 PM to 9.30 PM
This class is good for more experienced players who wish to learn more complex accompaniments, bass lines, arranged breaks and solo material on the djembe.
BLOCK BOOKING OPTIONS
If you wish to attend both classes, the overall cost is £ 8. Booking blocks of 5 classes is also possible at a promotional cost of £ 30.
The venue Ocean Arts Cardiff is at 5-min walking distance from the Magic Roundabout in Cardiff city centre and there is free street parking available on site. Once you are on East Moors Rd, please look for the sign «Athetic Creation», as we are literally next to it!
Luca Laudani is a Lecturer in Biomechanics at the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences (Cardiff Metropolitan University). His research concerns neuromechanical aspects of movement in human ageing and following injury/surgery. His particular interest focuses on the neuromuscular interaction between posture and movement during whole-body or intersegmental motor acts. Luca completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Human Movement Science at the University of Catania in Italy while commuting with Glasgow at the Scottish School of Sport (University of Strathclyde) for over 2 years.
He first approached West African music with Bernd Geh by azdrumanddance.org
in Phoenix, 2006. From 2007 to 2009, he regularly attended residential classes with Herman Kathan by TamTamMandengue in northen Italy and Germany. From 2009 to 2011, he moved to Rome and joined the Wamde ensamble of traditional percussion and dance. Luca has learnt traditional Guinean rhythms from Sourakhata and Lancey Dioubate (2010-2012), Sana and Dian Camara (2013-present) and Iya Sako (2015-present). Since 2014, he has been studying traditional Malian rhytms with the drumming and dancing professor Bifalo Kouyate. To date, Luca lives in Cardiff and plays support across the UK for a number of master drummers and dancers including Iya Sako, Sidiki Dembele, Aida Diop and Saskia Watkin.