Workshops & Training
Exploration of West African percussion through its key instrument, the djembe.
Tapping technique: tone, bass, slam, etc. Learning the basic rhythms of traditional pieces.
The dancers will produce rhythms by tapping on their boots, or ankles, and on various parts of the body, slamming in their hands and tapping on the floor.
It is a great workout!
Equipment required: rubber boots (without works too, but must wear pants)
If using Rubber boots, must be as tall as possible, without STEEL CAPS so that they are light and without decoration on the outer sides, where one will strike.
-How to prepare a Gumboots animation;
-Presentation of history and origins of Gumboots;
-How to work with different parts of the body;
-How to work the memory of movements, steps, choreographies;
-How to understand music, rhythm and our body in space;
-How to integrate all children;
-Listening and observation games & Rhythm exercises to experiment with gumboots;
-The dialogue of the boots;
-Variation of movements (boots, ground, hands, etc);
-How to encourage children to express themselves;
-How to organize the appropriate warm-up period;
-Initiation to the learning of basic rhythms;
-How to improvise and create other movements;
At the end of the day, all participants will be able to train gumboots and present a short number
BENEFITS: This workshop will work several essential points for good development: Concentration, memory, coordination, trust, surpassing oneself, teamwork, open and interested attitude, quick and positive adaptation to change, focus on purpose, pleasure to see each other succeed, collective and individual pride and the strength of differences. The benefits of this training are that participants will be able to reproduce it without investment in equipment.
The musicians of Sanza Percussions will take you on a journey into the ancient
and mesmerizing world of African melodies played on the sanza. The students will
learn basic sanza finger techniques as well as learning the development of a
traditional African melody, each having his own sanza.
Description of the workshop:
-Presentation and demonstration of the sanza (origin, characteristics,
sounds, and more);
-Exploration of sanzas and learning of playing techniques, rhythms and
-Presentation of the elements of our rhythmic language and notions related
-Initiation to the creative process: music composition by the participants
and experimentation with them in the group.
This workshop allows the student to develop listening and openness to the world,
while at the same time, stimulating his imagination, his motor skills and his
concentration. We want to encourage the openness to new worlds, promote
curiosity and awaken the desire to learn.