Sarah McGuinnes workshop in ritmica cubana
Visiting Professor, University of West London
From 11:00 to 12:30 or from 12:30 to 14:00
Via del Boschetto, 47
FREE ENTRANCE, reservations required, limited places
1/3 (one third) of training credits for the participants
Sara McGuiness Bio
Sara McGuinness specializes in practical research, performance and sound engineering, with a focus on Congolese and Cuban music. She has been a professional musician in the British salsa scene for over 20 years and has been an integral part of the British Congolese music community since 2005, quickly becoming the go-to keyboardist of the Congolese music scene. This has placed her in a unique position for the union of Latin and Congolese musicians in forming a band for her research project on the dynamics of interaction between two types of music.
Sara teaches Performance and Recording at the London College of Music and the School of African and Oriental Studies, travels regularly to the Sahara Desert in southwestern Algeria to teach elements of sound engineering in Western Sahara refugee camps . She has also taught at the National Conservatory in Bamako, Mali, she has conducted a Cuban Big Band there and in Great Britain and holds continuous workshops in Cuba.
Sara actively explores the inextricable links between music, culture and identity. She travels both as a teacher and as a musician, promoting the perfection of musicians through technology and technique. She is currently writing a book based on her PhD project.