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Bossas Tour - Durham
Sat 2nd April 2022


A fun day of samba study focusing on the latest breaks and fun rhythmical inventions from the carnival in Rio.
Tutors - Mestre Maurão, JP CourtneyGabriel Lopes

Hosted by Jack Drum Arts

Jack Drum Arts
St Cuthberts Centre Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN

1100 - 1700
With breaks for lunch 

£15 per person

Click the "Book Here" button above to be taken to the hosts site where you can make a booking.

Please read our full terms and conditions here

Free E-books worth £50 for every workshop participant. 

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This is truly a special workshop to come to Durham. A rare opportunity to study with a true legend of the Sambadrome.

This is for people who play in carnival bands, drumming groups, percussionists and other musicians. Carnival will have just finished a few weeks before the workshop so all the material will be fresh from the streets of Rio.


As a special treat participants will receive a free e-book containing information on the history of bateria bossas plus written notation of both all the bossas taught during the workshop and the grooves of the the top samba schools in Rio.

Learn new rhythms, musical arrangements, songs, and percussion instrument techniques all facilitated by world class tutors whilst meeting old friends and making new ones from other bands.


Be prepared to learn some great arrangements. The classes will be fun and challenging. Taught by 3 expert tutors who have a combined teaching experience of over 50 years.

Caixa, repique, surdo, tamborim, agogô, chocalho & timba. Please bring both your 1st and 2nd bateria instrument choice if possible.

If you're not able to bring any instruments, please contact us before registering.


Each workshop participant will be given two free e-books worth £50. One of which will include the bossas taught at the workshop. The other contains the main samba grooves of the different premier league samba schools in Rio. Both written in musical notation with QR codes linked to videos of the respective sambas schools performing the material. All written by Gabriel Lopes the writer of the book "As Bossas do Mestre Maurão" & "Mestre Dudu - As Paradinhas da Não Existe Mais Quente"

These will both be sent once the workshop has finished.

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