African Percussions Clinic
About the Course
The African Percussions Clinic is a hands-on learning experience on how to play instruments that originate from the Yorùbá tribe in West Africa. All African tribes are musically talented, culturally rich and successful in music and the creative arts. However, as a significant footnote, it might please you to know that, for the past decade, the top 1% of African winners of the Grammy's and other global music awards are of the Yorùbá tribe!
The percussion instruments are easy to handle and simple to play. In addition to having a wholesome introduction to the instruments, four (4) cardinal areas of focus shall include:
Practical Understanding of Identifying and Establishing Rhythm
How to Create Rhythm
Playing as part of a Group
Having Fun and Enjoying Your Instrument
The rate charged for this Clinic series is a special introductory rate and will end soon. The Clinic runs for 4 weeks and is held weekly for an hour. No experience is required.
Tuesdays in Erdington: September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 12 Noon - 1:00 pm.
The Clinic runs for four (4) Saturdays i.e. September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 11:00 am - 12 Noon in Aston/Lozells.
All ages 16 and above are welcome. If you want a bespoke version of this clinic for children, please email us.
Registration and payment ends on 25 August 2023. Please specify on your registration form if you are interested in the weekday or weekend. Please bear in mind that once all seats are booked, we will have to end registration and payment.
You can pay-as-you-go for each session or pay for the series (pack of 4 sessions) and enjoy a 25% discount!
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In 2022, Samuel marked his 50th anniversary of playing African percussion instruments! Born into a musical Yorùbá family in London, he was handed an African cowbell, which is "Agogo" in Yorùbá, as a toddler. Since then, he has been skillfully playing a vast variety of African instruments in England, Ghana, Nigeria and the United States of America with various choirs, bands and on his own albums. Presently, Samuel is leading ReverbNation's music charts for Birmingham! At the recently-concluded "Strike-A-Chord Over-50's Concert", held in Birmingham, Samuel introduced the Ṣẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀ to the audience during one of the choir performances, He also gave a feet-moving hand-clapping rhythmic display of African beats as shown in this video https://youtu.be/g318IX13YgE Samuel Jonathan is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of the Strike-A-Chord Music-Making Project for the Over-50's.