17:20 - 18:20
ONLINE INTERMEDIATE CASTANETS COURSE
This class is for those already able to play castanets. Complete castanets beginners please email us.
When: Tuesdays 5.20-6.20 pm
Duration: 10 weeks
Where: Online from the comfort of your home (Zoom)
Dates: Starts on 16/1/24 last session 19 /3/24
Course resumes after Easter.
Cost: Early bird £150. Book by midday on 12th December/ £160 after
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Castanets are percussion instruments that are used to accompany some flamenco songs. Castanets were invented more than 3,000 years ago, probably by the Phoenicians who used everyday wood to make these percussion instruments. Thanks to trade they became popular in several Mediterranean countries, including Spain, where they welcomed the castanets into its culture, giving them the place and importance that they have today, first in classical and later in flamenco music. Spanish castanets have evolved in shape, to create that distinct flamenco sound. They take their name from the Latin castanea, that is, chestnut, as castanets are of a similar colour and shape. On a curious note, in their beginnings castanets were regarded to have magical protective powers warding off bad spirits.