A fun weekend of samba study focusing on the latest breaks and fun rhythmical inventions from the carnival in Rio.
Tutors - Mestre Maurão, JP Courtney, Gabriel Lopes
Each workshop participant will be given a free e-book worth £30 which includes not only the bossas taught at the workshop but also historical info about Bateria Bossas and the various baterias in Rio. It also shows how the modern samba enredos are musicall constructed. Plus the basic grooves for the baterias. All written by Gabriel Lopes the writer of the book "As Bossas do Mestre Maurão"
Sat/ Sun 1200 - 1700 with breaks
Early bird tickets only for the first 15 bookings
Early Bird individual - £75
Early Bird group of 5 - £325 (£65 each)
(No group rate available)
First fill in the registration form on this page. to confirm your place. Registrations will only be accepted once you have made payment.
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Free E-book worth £30 for every workshop participant.
This is truly a special workshop to come to Belfast. A rare opportunity to study with a true legend of the Sambadrome.
This weekender 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.