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Percussion workshops in Nine Elms

Join us: Nine Elms, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August

World Heart Beat announces its exclusive 2-day percussion workshops for families and young people led by Oli Savill at St George Thessally Church, Patmore Estate, Nine Elms, SW8 4JD on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August.

Percussion Workshops

Families and young people (aged 6 – 25 years) will be able to take part our two workshops, from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

Instruments will be provided on the day, or feel free to bring your own drums/percussion.

ALL are welcome!

Any young person can take part – from no experience to advanced are all welcome – join in and learn some Afro-Cuban rhythms!

Please register your interest in advance by emailing info@worldheartbeat.org 

About Oli Savill – Basement Jazz Percussionist

Oli Savill, world-renowned percussionist and composer, having been at the heart of the UK jazz, broken beat and dance scene for the last 25 years and playing with bands such as Delata and Mala for his ‘Mala in Cuba’ project, as well as currently touring with dance superstars Basement Jaxx.

Oli was born in Lisbon, Portugal and although he studied guitar (and then bass) from a very early age, it was at the age of 11 that his parents gave him his first pair of bongos for Christmas. After a stint with the Petshop Boys he left Europe and went to Havana, Cuba to study afro-cuban percussion at the ‘Escuela de Superacion professional de Musica Ignacio Cervantes’, as well as studying privately with members of the ‘Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba’.

On his return to the UK, he quickly became very busy as a ‘freelance’ percussionist, also co-writing and touring his own album under the name ‘Dalata”. To this day, he has recorded, performed and/or toured with many artists from all over the world, including ; Gary Barlow, Juanes, Matt Bianco, Professor Green, Roy Ayers, Shakira, Sly +Robbie, Tom Jones, Zero 7, Annie Lennox, Natasha Atlas, Yasmin Levy, Smoke City, Mala, Bennie Maupin.

He has been the live and studio percussionist for Grammy + multi award winning band Basement Jaxx since 2004.


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