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Adufe basic/intermediate with Rui Silva

Adufe - basic/intermediate level with Rui Silva


This course is part of Tamburi 2-Days
from 03. to 04.08.2019

Saturday: 09.00 h - Welcome and introduction of the lecturers
09.30 - 13.00 h - Lessons with Rui
13.00 - 15.00 h - Break (for lunch)
15.00 - 18.00 h - Lessons with Rui

09.30 - 13.00 h - Lessons with Rui


Time: Saturday  09.00 - 13.00 h and 15-18.00 h; Sunday 09.30 - 13.00 h
Location: E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany
Lecturer: Rui Siva (Portugal)
Instruments: Adufe (if you need an instrument, please let us know in advance)

"Old ladies´ songs from Idanha-a-Nova: traditional and modern adufe rhythms"

This workshop treats the „cantigas de adufe“ from the unique region of Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal. The adufe is a square frame drum from Portugal, different from the Spanish "pandero cuadrado". It emates from an old musical tradition, where groups of women play, sing and dance together. They praise The Lady, the mother of Jesus, in the countless romaria de adufe (religious festivities) but also plants, trees, stars, moon, sun, love, water, stones, etc...

The aim of this workshop is not to learn fantastic solo skills, but rather to keep the pulse and use it as a musical resource. The patterns are repetitive, everyone plays and sings the same. My recent work is to use these songs as background for new patterns, exploring the coordination of voice, drum, movement and independence, while introducing new techniques and rhythms from other frame drums.

Language of instruction: English
Level: basic/intermediate = minor (Basic) or good (intermediate) experience in frame drum or adufe playing or with musical and rhythmical precognition on other instruments.



Please note:

    The Frame Drum Academy offers agian two days workshops with various lecturers, that can be booked additionally. The courses take place from 15-18.00 pm or from 16.30-18.00 pm. The schedule of the extra workshops is aligned to the other courses, which might be relevant for the participants of the 2, 5 or 7 days courses, in order to enable them to join these workshops after their regular course program. Even though, these extra workshops for two days can also be booked separately and independently from the festival program. Read more - CLICK HERE!

  • If you would like to visit the evening concert, you might get a reduced ticket price on the days you booked a course. Because the concerts are often sold out, we recommend you to reserve your ticket in advance!
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