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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 08. to 09.08.2020

Saturday: 09.30 - 13.30 h - Lessons with Rui
13.00 - 15.00 h - Break (for lunch)
15.00 - 17.00 h - Lessons with Rui

09.30 - 13.30 h - Lessons with Rui


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.


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