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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Free workshop
February 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), formed in 2007, is London’s pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble.
Led by professional jazz and world-musicians from the renowned Grand Union Orchestra, GUYO run free monthly workshops for young musicians aged 12 to 25 from a diverse range of cultures.
This unique ensemble offers members the opportunity to:
- Take part in high-profile performances
- Work alongside leading professional musicians
- Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
- Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills
- Meet and create with like-minded young musicians
They blend Indian ragas, Turkish folk tunes, West African chant and drumming with salsa, calypso, reggae and blues. GUYO members perform regularly around in London at original shows as well as at festivals all over the capital.
All instruments are welcome. They provide one keyboard, one drum kit, some hand percussion and amps. You will need to bring your own instruments with you.
If you are an enthusiastic, adventurous young musician and are interested in joining GUYO, fill in an online registration form on the GUYO website and an information pack will be sent to you. For more information, contact Catherine Mummery, GUYO Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8981 1551.