This night will be dedicated to raising money for the Cuban Hurrican Appeal. Please bring whatever you can spare.
The ACM is a night of drum, song and dance from batá and orisha music to rumba. It is an informal gathering where musicians, music lovers, dancers and those who would like to learn to dance can participate. PLEASE NOTE this is not an audience/performance type event, all those who attend are encouraged to take part in some small or large way depending on their experience of the traditions –this could include anything from hand clapping, singing choruses, dancing, drumming or leading the songs.
IMPORTANT: Please drink up
We have worked hard to try and keep this event free (obviously apart from the dance class). This is only possible if people consume drinks at the bar, so please support the event by buying drinks of some kind; they don't have to be alcoholic:)
Dance Class 20:00 pm
We begin with an oricha and rumba dance class. We are very privileged to have Maestra Luanda Pau leading the dance class who is a renowned dancer who worked with the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba. Cost £7
Open Batá and Rumba Session: 21:15
Percussionist and singers familiar with these traditions are invited to come and play. We begin with honouring the orichas with batá music followed by a rumba.