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Conga Explore! with Caton Lyles (Saturdays, 3:30pm - 4:45pm)



Conga Explore! (Saturdays, 3:30pm - 4:45pm) - Beginning Conga. Covers hand technique (bass, tone, open slap, closed slap, heel-toe), basic rhythms (Tumbao/Marcha, Rumba, Makuta, Comparsa) in a low-pressure group setting. Students will also learn the accompaniment clave, bell, and shekere instruments and patterns used in those rhythms. This is Ongoing/Drop-in course and will prepare students for the Afro-/Cuban Rhythm Lab where they continue their rhythmic journey by applying technique along with other percussion and rhythm section instruments. Congas will be provided. Taught by Caton Lyles. $20


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Covers hand technique (bass, tone, open slap, closed slap, heel-toe), basic rhythms (Tumbao/Marcha, Rumba, Makuta, Comparsa) in a low-pressure group setting. Students will also learn the accompaniment clave, bell, and shekere instruments and patterns used in those rhythms. This is Ongoing/Drop-in course and will prepare students for the Afro-/Cuban Rhythm Lab where they continue their rhythmic journey by applying technique along with other percussion and rhythm section instruments.
Materials Included: Congas will be provided.
Instructor: Caton Lyles
Instructor Bio: Caton Lyles is an accomplished Pacific Northwest artist who is a night club and concert favorite. As an instructor for many years, Caton's performance experience as a musician and actor has engaged and enriched the community. For over 30 years he continues to be a dance accompanist often working with several school districts, world-renowned choreographers and dance educators. While specializing in traditional West African and Afro-Cuban styles of hand drumming, he was the accompanying and lead djembe drummer for nearly 20 years with the internationally acclaimed Northwest Afrikan-American Ballet.
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Lessons, Conga Explore! (Saturdays, 3:30pm - 4:45pm)

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