COVID-19 Update

At this point in time, Monday evening Carnival Band workshops will be held as scheduled for members who feel comfortable attending. However, we ask that you do not attend workshops if any of the following apply to you:

You are experiencing any cold/flu symptoms
You have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case at any point in the past 14 days
You have been outside of Canada at any point in the past 14 days (this includes the United States!)

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The Carnival Band

The Carnival Band’s weekly rehearsals are held at the seniors’ lounge across from the library at Britannia Community Centre. The address is 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver. We meet every Monday evening from 7:30 to 10. Bring just about any instrument you can carry, or slap on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a good time. No auditions. All are welcome.

Kessekes African Drumming Workshop

Kesseke Yeo drumming and story workshop will be held at our usual time at Britannia (7:30pm, Dec. 10th). If you own a hand drum, you are incourages to bring it down. And if you play a horn, you are still HIGHLY encouraged to come. The basic plan is:

  1. Kesseke tells us the story of the djembe
  2. Kesseke couple basic West Afica drum patterns and breaks
  3. We all pick up our horn’s(if you’re a horn play) and work one of Kesseke’s beats on to one of our pieces: possible tunes are Afro Blue, Scrachy Poco, Swayze the Cat

Kesseke’s link, with bio and videos:
Warmly, Tim Sars