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Yahael Camara Onono Masterclass

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Yahael Camara Onono sitting on a chair looking away playing a drum rhythmically

This year's Milton Court Artist-in-Residence, Yahael Camara Onono, joins the EFG London Jazz Festival to bring you his second music masterclass with a special, cultural twist.

With arrangements at its core but with a contemporary outlook, this masterclass invites Guildhall students who play horns/drums/percussion to learn how to build a piece with Mande music, and is open to the public to observe. In the same way folkloric music is transmitted, the arrangements will be transmitted orally and will encourage participants to use their skills and hone their ear. Djembe arrangements and Mande rhythmic language will be at the heart of this masterclass, so bring your A game this culture doesn't have its reputation for no reason!

Yahael Camara Onono is the bandleader, lead djembe player, composer, and arranger of Balimaya Project – whose 2021 debut-album Wolo So, was referred to as ‘one of the most ’significant releases of 2021’.

Start time: 2pm

Approximate running time: 120 mins plus 20 min interval.

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

Part of the Guildhall Jazz Festival in association with EFG London Jazz Festival


Milton Court Concert Hall