“Just back from a glorious week playing salsa at Finca Ara Oko. What an amazing place to escape for a music retreat with stunning views over the mountains and a great feeling of space. Add to that expert and patient tuition from Dave, the generous hospitality of both Vicky and Dave, and great company, and you’ve got yourself a perfect holiday. ” Alison 2022
2nd – 9th September 2024
A course for those wanting to learn and improve their salsa percussion skills. This course will include technique development, ensemble playing and drum variations for bongo, congas, güiro and timbales and cover styles such as salsa, son, charanga, mozambique and guaguanco.
The week-long retreats are split between tuition and practice time, making the most of the amazing location (mountain walks, beaches, snorkelling, sunbathing, star-gazing, horse riding etc. ), relaxing and of course, eating and drinking.
David Pattman. David’s experience includes playing with Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club, Cachaito Lopez, Cubanismo, Anga Diaz, Roberto Plá, Snowboy, Django Bates, Alex Wilson, Slim Gailard, Carlos ‘Patato’ Valdez and Daniel Ponce as well as Jacob Collier and Paul McCartney.
Included in the price are 7 nights accommodation, three meals a day and 5 days x 5 hours of tuition. (Please see below for costs not included).
*Earlybird rate, which is when a non-refundable deposit of £150 is paid before the Earlybird deadline or the regular rate which is the deposit paid after this.
*Earlybird deadline £150 by May 18th.
Full payment by June 18th.
If you would like to arrange to pay in instalments, let us know. Scroll down to see how to book your place.
Please visit our Accommodation page to read more about the facilities available at Finca Ará Oko.
Single Room: Sold Out (please note, you will still be sharing a bathroom)
*Earlybird Single Room: £720
Regular Single Room: £790 (1-2 available)
Shared rooms: 3 available
Earlybird Shared Room: £595
Regular Shared Room: £680
Glamping (2 x 4m bell tents, 2 people per tent):
We will use the glamping area as overflow accommodation if we have more than 7 people booking on the course. Our tents are luxurious, spacious and comfortable. (Please note; the photo is from the company that has made our bell tents)
Earlybird Glamping: £565 each
Regular Glamping: £635
Step 1: Secure your place by making a non-refundable deposit of £150. (payment details below)
Step 2: Fill out the registration form: Retreat Registration Form
Step 3: Email the completed form to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4: Pay the outstanding balance by the date listed directly to the bank details below.
Please check we have spaces and read our Cancellation and Participation Guide before booking.
Account name: Bombo Arts
Account number: 63017399
Sort code: 08-92-99
Reference: (Please add the name of the course)
Deposit – Salsa Retreat ’23: £155