Rhythms of the World: Batá

Saturday 30th September, 11am

Elephant Drums presents a special workshop suitable for all levels (there’s something for everyone, come along whether you are a beginner or a more experienced player).

You don’t need to have been to one of our previous World Rhythms workshops – each one is designed to be a standalone session.

Date & Time:

Saturday 30th September 2017
11am – 1pm
Doors open at 11am for 11:20am start


Members: £2.50
Public: £15.00
Students £12.00


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About the Workshop:

Batá drums are folkloric drums from the Yoruba culture and have extended to various Afro-Caribbean communities including folkloric music in Cuba.

The two-headed hour glass shaped drums are performed in a set of 3 including the okonkolo (small/child) itotele (medium/father) and Iya (big/mother) which all contribute to intricate melodies, poly-rhythms and conversations between the drums.

Applying rhythmic ideas to the drum kit can offer endless exercises in poly-rhythms, grooves, melodic drumming, coordination and creativity.


Elephant Drums Waterloo
Old Paradise Yard, London, SE1 7LG

Close to Waterloo station, Lambeth North station, and the London Eye. Also a short walk from Westminster Bridge. Please note that Lambeth North station (Bakerloo Line) is currently closed for tube upgrades so it best to use Waterloo station or Westminster.

We welcome you to arrive at 11am for complimentary refreshments before the workshop starts at 11:20.

Elephant Drums workshop Thursday 19 November 2015
Elephant Drums workshop Thursday 19 November 2015


Elephant Drums Waterloo, Old Paradise Yard, SE1 7LG

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Who can take part?

Whether you are new to drumming or if you’re an experienced player, there is something for all levels in this inspiring workshop. Nobody will be picked out to perform anything or asked to do anything which is outside of his/her comfort zone. There will be fun interactive opportunities to participate as a group.

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