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Afropop

photo: Wim Barzilay

To the right you see a photo of PaPa GoNi, a well known Dutch Afropop band. During Tuka Tuka 2018 Paulus Kock, record holder fastest-fully-booked-workshop-teacher-at-tuka-tuka-weekend, versatile musician and band member of PaPa GoNi, will mold a select group of musicians into an Afropop band.

Who knows, it might be the beginning of a great new topnotch Afroband..

 

 

 

During the weekend Paulus prepares a complete show with what will be the very first Tuka band. Songs will be learned, as well as other aspects of stagecraft. Think about technique, show elements, anything that will make a bunch of musicians thrown together into a proper, stage worthy band. On Saturday night you will make your first appearance during the party night on the theatre stage at De Buitenjan.

photo: Emma Storris

Who can register for this workshop? First of all, this workshop is only accessible for musicians who already play an instrument. The focus of this weekend workshop is not on learning how to play an instrument, but learning how to play as a band. If you play two or more instruments well, it is even better. That way you and your fellow band members can roulate, which will make your set more diverse.

 

photo: Christel Hardy

Necessary to be able to register for this workshop:

  • the wish to be on stage as part of a band. Normally participation in a Tuka workshop performance is voluntary, but not for this workshop. Because your fellow band members can only perform when you are on that stage as well, participation is obligatory.
  • experience with one (more is even better) of the following instruments:
    • vocals
    • djembe
    • doundoun
    • drums
    • conga
    • other percussions instruments
    • ngoni
    • cora
    • electric guitar
    • bass guitar
    • wind instruments, like trumpet, saxophone
    • keys
    • ask us about other instruments
  • it is only logical that not everyone can play the same instrument at the same time. We can therefore only admit one or two people per instrument. It helps if you play more than one instrument. Please inform us when registering.
  • your own instrument(s)
  • an African inspired stage outfit (by all means, be creative!)