Following in the footsteps of the Nubian Nightjar, a small nocturnal bird characterized by its drumming song, percussionist Rick Wilson and vocalist Kate Allan will open your minds and ears to wonderful ways of drawing on your innate musicality via a series of combined vocal and rhythmic explorations. This workshop promises to be not just educational but most importantly a great deal of fun!
Throughout the year, Kate Allan and Rick Wilson have been running independently from each other regular monthly vocal, drumming and rhythm workshops at The Hermon. In this 3-hour workshop both musicians will now join forces for the first time to share their practical skills and liberating approach to music with participants of all levels of experience. In a playful yet focused manner the group will work together on creating songs, ‘wordful’ and wordless, explore rhythms and develop awareness of moods through experimenting with drums, bells, shakers, vocal chords and any contraption that teases the imagination.
No prior experience is required, just come and join us in the beautiful and acoustically alive space of the Hermon Chapel, bring along drums and percussion instruments to add to our collection for the day and most importantly your enthusiasm, curiosity and an open mind!
There will be a break, during which our in-house bar will be open for you to purchase drinks and home-made cake to keep you going thoughout the ‘Tour de Rhythm’!
If you can, please register your participation before the day, so we get a realistic idea about expected attendance! Thanks.