Code 486RR – Multi Italian,French,Spanish band-Melbourne
Tango … Milonga … Habanera … Waltz
Bringing you the atmosphere of a 1930’s French salon, laden with flair, elegance and sauciness, Ruth and her band take you on a musical journey into the thrilling world of European tango. Featuring; Ruth, mandolin/vocals, Amir, piano, Aaron, violin, Caerwen, cello and Phil, accordion. Ruth as a solo, duo, trio or quartet play exquisite original pieces and fresh arrangements of music from around the world, particularly from Spanish and South American traditions, Italian, French etc.
Ruth has a deep appreciation for, and understanding of world music (especially Spanish and South American styles). She uniquely combines her classical and technical discipline with her love of world music for a beautiful and evocative result. Ruth is a master mandolinist and has played mandolin professionally since a teenager. Whatever the style or tempo, Ruth will play with a great deal of musicality and with unique style, showing the (often underrated) instrument’s potential. Ruth is also a capable singer, with a gentle, sweet voice.
African drumming Workshop – Melbourne
(CODE – 226KMB)
(CODE – 226KMB)
Enjoyed by young and old alike, these hands-on percussion workshops enable participants to experience the pulsating rhythms and instruments of West Africa for themselves! Perfect as a team building exercise, for community events and festivals, King has a wealth of teaching experience both nationally and internationally and believes that “anyone with 2 hands can pick up drumming techniques”. Drums and hand percussion provided.
From West Africa, King has arrived as Gambia’s pulsating musical ambassador. An outstanding child musician who has been performing professionally since the age of 12, King is a master of Djembe, sabar, bougarabu, sewurba drumming and dance traditions and an internationally recognised drumming teacher.
The workshops provide all students with the opportunity to participate in group tuition in an atmosphere of discovery and challenge.
As an experienced instructor, he skilfully blends demonstration with expectation to develop rhythm, tone and technique in all students regardless of age or background experience.
Drumming and Dance Workshops
For all ages and abilities based on everyday life and customs – farming activities, naming ceremonies, coming of age ceremonies, marriages, festival, plus stories from the ancient kingdom of Mali and the story of the drums.
A taste of drumming, dancing, story telling, geography, and images of village life in The Gambia. This program can be tailored to suit your particular needs.
Interactive performance by musicians illustrating different kinds of music and dance from West Africa.