Room To Move

Let’s make ROOM TO MOVE! Let’s create space to celebrate intercultural musical fusion.

A special 3-day workshop of participatory musical journeying within an enriching, creative environment, lead by internationally recognised musicians, Sefo Kanuteh (Gambia) and Ling Peng (China) and
supported by British kora player Josh Doughty and music educator Hilary Cornell, this is a dynamic
experience for young people from 5-17 years to explore World Music and composition of West
African and Chinese music, using African Djembe drums, Balafon, Kora and Chinese instruments
ErHu, Pipa, and Zheng.

It’s a great introduction to young people to African and Chinese musical fusion accompanied by swirling ribbons and harp string melodies, drumming and strumming with optional dance and Chinese instruments to try. 

This three day music workshop is Trinity College Arts Award accredited and will take place in Half
Term February 2017 in three leading arts venues in Colchester.

Sunday 12th February – The Mercury Theatre, 10-4pm
Monday 13th February – Firstsite, 10-4pm
Tuesday 14th February – Colchester Arts Centre, 10-4pm

INFO: Suitable for all ages over 5 to 17 years. There’s limited capacity so advance booking recommended. Please bring a packed lunch. Presented by Arts La’Olam and Colchester Arts Centre. Funded by Essex Music Services, Essex County Council.

TICKETS: All Tickets £18 – available through Colchester Arts Centre on 01206 500900 or

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