Carnaval Transatlântico band
Brazilian music performed with precision and passion. Hire or join us. The first non-Brazilian group to perform in the official rio street carnival.
Apr 25 - May 13 2024
Contemporary rhythms, techniques, breaks and inventions from Rio's samba school baterias. With experts, Gabriel Lopes & J P Courtney
Find out more and enquire about bookings.
Team building samba workshops
Create a carnival group with your employees! Choose from drumming, singing and dancing sessions. It's easy to do and a great way to socialise.
We offer the best teachers based in the UK as well as touring brazilian masters. Sessions can be tailored to your needs or we can make suggestions for you.
Book a drumming workshop
Brasil de Todos os Ritmos, Wymondley Wood. 3 nights, 4 days, full board, great price, drum all day and relax in the beautiful countryside. Plus camp fire sessions.
Instruments & Samba Drumming School
Here at JP Percussion, based in Hertfordshire, we’re driven by a passion for Brazilian percussion music. Come and explore our online store selling authentic samba drums and Brazilian instruments made by world-famous artisans, exciting Samba courses and workshops, and loads of free tutorials and performances to enjoy on our Youtube channel JPTV.
Brazilian music is bursting with colour, energy and vibrancy, and is something that everyone can join in with, whatever your ability level. Our workshops are a great place to learn a new skill, make new friends, and lose yourself in the music. As an eclectic group of teachers, musicians and performers, we’re connected with Samba drummers, musicians and teachers all over Brazil and the rest of the world. We love what we do, and we hope you do too!
Brazilian Instruments – Online Store
See our full range of authentic Brazilian percussion instruments in our online store. We are proud to supply instruments and accessories to everyone from beginners to experienced Samba musicians. We offer free delivery on any orders over £200. Choose from handmade Agogos, tamborims, Samba drums, beaters and shakers. Each instrument creates a rich sound, and is hard-wearing, designed to last. They are manufactured by Samba experts that have reputations around the world for quality and passion.
Learn Samba Drumming at Escola de Bateria
Welcome to the Escola de Bateria – a travelling percussion school offering workshops and courses in Brazilian percussion music to groups and individuals at all levels. Learn everything from basic rhythms and grooves, to arrangements, technique, and much more. We love to perform in concerts across London, the rest of the country, and abroad including our main course in Rio de Janeiro, spreading the energy and magic of Samba music to anyone who wants to get involved.
During workshops, you’ll experience a variety of contemporary rhythms straight from the carnivals and baterias of Brazil. They’re perfect for groups of students, businesses, and more.
Samba Residential Courses
In the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, join us for an all-inclusive residential weekend where you’ll be inspired by traditional and modern rhythms from Brazil’s carnival scene. With food and accommodation included, there will be breakout groups, camp fire sessions, and plenty to learn on individual Brazilian instruments and group work.
Watch JPTV – Samba Drumming Tutorials, Gigs & Workshops
The team at JP Percussion film, produce and edit videos that are packed with inspiration, fun, and plenty of new things to learn. Develop your Brazilian percussion skills whether you are a beginner or more experienced, with hours of free lessons and demonstrations of different instrumental techniques and styles. We’ve included examples of performances that we’ve done throughout London, the UK, and abroad.
Come and join us on YouTube!