Juba Jam 2018

Open intensive mass drumming sessions with Manchester drum and dance collective Juba do Leão, blasting out rootsy rhythms straight from the streets of Recife, North East Brazil.

 

AUTUMN 2018

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2018 + Optional Skills Class (Caixa & Alfaia)
SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018 + Optional Skills Class (Caixa & Alfaia)

Optional skills classes:  Learn more about caixa and alfaia technique, phrasing and background knowledge of different styles including Cocô, Maracatu and other Northeastern Brazilian rhythms. Limited places available, first-come-first-served.

WHERE: The Old Museum, Greaves Steet, Oldham, OL1 1DN

TIMES
Juba Jam: 11am – 2.30pm (aim to arrive at 10.30 as we’ll be starting at 11)
Extra Skills workshops: 2.45pm – 3.45pm

PRICE + PAYMENT

Juba Jam only: £5
Jam + Optional Skills class: £15

You can pay by card or cash on the day.

PLEASE NOTE:
The jams are on a first-come-first-served basis and we only have limited places available, so please register in advance. If you turn up on the day, it might be full so we ask you to register for every session beforehand.

If you can no longer attend, please let us know to free up a place ASAP. We have had people drop out of the day when others wanted to attend. Don’t be that person…


 ABOUT

Join us for these 3 hour open play-a-thons. You may be a very experienced player in this style or may never have given drumming a go before. It’s a chance for some stamina training in these super intensive and fun mass drumming sessions. With many people playing this music, an incredible atmosphere is created.

There will also be extra skills workshops after the jam every month.

Everyone, whatever their experience is welcome to attend. If you are new to this style (Maracatu Baque Virado), Holly Prest (our director) will be on hand to show the basics and members of Juba do Leão too but the premise of the session is to play for a long time and really get a feel for the music, this will involve playing the same baque (pattern) over and over again with some breaks (changes in the music).

Warning: this kind of drumming is very addictive and may lead to epic adventures and questioning life choices.

Instruments available are: alfaia (rope tuned bass drums), caixa/snare (drum kit style rather than malacacheta style), gonguê (cow bell style, rather than agogo), abê/shekere (gourd shakers), mineiro (metal shakers). Never heard of these instruments? Even better!

We will be providing most instruments, but please bring any where possible (if you have them!). Please bring your own sticks and straps (some can be provided on the day i.e alfaia beaters).

We also recommend ear plugs with so many of us playing in the space together.

We will only be having a short break (not a long lunch break), so please make sure you’ve eaten beforehand or bring something to eat in the break.


GETTING HERE/ PARKING

We are right outside Oldham Central tram stop. The Old Museum has a big blue door with two lions outside.

If you are staying over the night before or on Sunday we recommend staying in Manchester as there’s more to do in the city. It’s about a 30 minute metro-ride from Manchester to Oldham Central.

There is a car park around the back of the building at Southgate Street pay & display OL1 1EW


BEEN BEFORE?

Please just email dan@jubadoleao.com let us know when you’re coming and if it’s jam or jam + skills.


 

REGISTER HERE