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“As the parent of a grown-up son living with a learning disability, Fiston possesses a unique understanding of highly accessible teaching techniques appropriate to communicating methodologies and mastering chord progressions. This series of workshops to be delivered online through video conferencing platform will encourage people of all ages living with disabilities to develop their musical skills and confidence both individually and with their families.”

Workshops are FREE and take place on Tuesdays at 5pm on Zoom til 29th September. Click here to book your place.

Anyone with a disability or additional need and their family and/or carer can attend. For the session you will need:

– Laptop/Computer/Tablet or Mobile device with stable internet connection

– An instrument, if you have one!

– Your voice!

– Or anything from around your house that makes a noise: pots, pans

– Shakers (make your own with a water bottle & rice)

Arts La'Olam promotional image of Fiston Lusambo as part of their #BetweenSpaces programme

“Guitarist, arranger, producer and founder of Congolese dance band, The Zong Zing All Stars, Fiston Lusambo is a technically gifted musician with years of experience that has seen him perform with the amazing Afriquoi and alongside Grace Jones, Sting and Mose Fan Fan. A master of Cavacha, the Central African high adrenaline dance music characterised by intricate guitar picking, driving percussion and tight three part harmonies calling out dance steps, Fiston embodies the evolving traditions of Congolese rumba alongside the likes of Kanda Bongo Man and Papa Wemba.”

#BETWEENSPACES is an inspirational cultural programme of free events, commissions and participatory online workshops from Arts La’Olam, that brings families and people of all ages together in a spirit of creative celebration. Search our calendar with the tag ‘Between Spaces’ to find other events in the programme, or go to the #BetweenSpaces website for further information and also to access archived material.