Time: All Day
Location: North Kent
Ghanaian Xylophone, traditionally known as Gyile. We look at rhythmic techniques and exercises. Learning traditional Ghanaian music from the Dagarti, Lobi and Sisala tribes and adapting Ghanaian drumming music to xylophone.
Rough guide to the day. Roughly 7 – 8 Hours tuition a day 8 – 10 Breakfast . 10 – 1 Tuition.
1 – 2 Lunch. 2 – 4 Free Time. 4 – 6 Tuition 6 – 8 Supper. 8 – 10 Tuition
Venue. Workshops take place in North Kent, 7 miles from Dartford, 30 miles east of London. Situated in my mother’s 400 year old thatched house in three acres of land. Plenty of space and time to escape outside, light fires in the garden at night ( you will be collecting the wood ) and to walk or cycle in local woods and fields .
Time of arrival and departure is 4pm.
Food. Just as important as the music. Breakfast will be set on the table for you to help yourself. We have a buffet lunch and a sit down dinner in the evening. The washing and clearing up that’s up to you. You may even be encouraged to do some chopping. Accommodation Five bedrooms (first come first served) plus space for camping.
By Train. Local station is Longfield, it is 45 minutes from Victoria, London.
By Car. 15 minutes drive from M25 M/A20 M/A2. Directions can be sent if required. Address Brickend, Church Rd, Hartley, NR Longfield, Kent DA3 8DR
Booking. Deposit of £100 to Ghana Goods, 52 Averay Rd, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1BH
Bookings are closed for this event.