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Ray Pereira Drum & Dance Workshop - Kiama
11-5, Sat 11th February 2006

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2006

Drum and Dance!

  • Experience and learn rhythms from the West Coast of Africa in their traditional fashion
  • Learn and play each drum part: Intros for the dancers, supporting rhythms, breaks and solos.
  • Then you can learn the dance parts, or continue to drum for the dance sessions.
  • Finally we put it all together for a complete performance of drum and dance!
  • Instruments used include Djembe, Congas, Kpanlogo, Talking Drums, Dun Duns, Cowbells and small percussion.
Masonic Hall
Collins Street
Kiama (just before Memorial Arch)

11am-5pm, Sat 11th Feb 2006

Cost: $50 (drum & dance)
(Drums available for hire: $5)

For more details or to book, email or call Jeremy on (02) 4232 4026 or (0419) 404 840.

Ray Pereira has performed and recorded with Kate Ceberano, Paul Kelly, Tommy Emmanuel, Christine Anu, Vince Jones, Yothu Yindi and many others. Ray has studied with many of the world's top drummers (including Ghanaian master musician Nii Tettey Tetteh), and is a recognised expert on West African and Afro-Cuban drumming styles. Ray lives in Melbourne, where he runs numerous percussion workshops, whilst performing and recording with local artists.

Ray's most recent project, Zebra Crossing is a collaboration with Leo Dale and Valanga Khoza. Their multi-layered self-titled album focuses on Valanga's songs drawn from his upbringing in South Africa. Their first album Zebra Crossing was released at the end of 2004.

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