Let the World Music Method set you on the right road. Take it easy, take it slow, build your confidence and master the art. Explore the vibrant roots and invigorating rhythms of Sebene with one of its most accomplished practitioners.
Back in the day, Niwel Tsumbu was borrowing bits of fishing line and bike cable to build his guitars. Now he’s performed the world over with the likes of Buena Vista Social club, Natty Wailer and Baaba Maal. He’s recorded with Sinead O’Connor, Nigel Kennedy and Michael O’Suilleabhgin. He’s even written a symphony for the radical 20-piece Surge Orchestra.
From Irish folk to jazz, classical, rock and flamenco, Niwel’s story is one of cross-genre, cross-cultural exploration, improvisation, collaboration and integration. But with this session he’ll take you right back to the fundamental rhythms of his African roots, bedded in Soukous, Sebene and Rumba. Where it all began. Niwel is a real one-off. Don’t miss the chance to benefit from learning with this master musician.
….. your entire musical repertoire with intricate, chromatic Sebene lines.
….. your playing with the 1970s fingerstyle plectrum combo octave technique.
….. Franco Luambo Makiadi’s interval approach down to the very last detail.
….. the Lead-Rhythm relationship to effortlessly blend into ensembles.
….. deep, previously undocumented arrangements from multiple tribes.
…..the traditional whole hand fingerstyle method popular throughout the region.
….. the timeless techniques of african villagers into simple musical theory.
….. fingerstyle skills from scratch in just a few content-rich lessons.
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If you aren’t happy with your Congolese Guitar course, we’ll refund you within 30 days. There’s nothing to lose, and a lifetime of beautiful new music to gain.
Just pick up your guitar, sit down with Niwel, and start right now!