Brasil de Todos os Ritmos 2022

Wymondley Wood Weekender

Thurs 11 to Sun 14 Aug

Led by - J P Courtney & Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya

Plus guest tutors

A fun all inclusive 5 days of Brazilian rhythms and songs set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

  • All prices include food and accommodation.

  • Immerse yourself in the sounds from the streets and clubs of Brazils effervescent carnival scene.

  • Be inspired and challenged by the vast array of powerful folkloric rhythms from the Candomblé traditions.

  • Camp fire sessions.

  • Break out groups.

  • Great food (All meals are vegetarian)

  • Make new friends and meet old ones.

  • Learn loads in a lovely location.


Content of study
Bateria, Candomblé, Congas, Pandeiro, Roda de Samba, Songs, Congas with Bateria, technique, arrangements, directing and much more.

Time will be spent working on individual instruments as well as group work and fusions of traditional & modern instruments.

In Association With

Studying congas
Beautiful summer countryside
Caixa students having a great time
Atabaque playing
The students loved it
Group after a great weekend
The all inclusive venue
Fun at the camp fire
Powerful brazilian rhythms
Camp fire live music and fun
bateria session
Play lots and learn loads
Full on Carnival bloco session
Naipe de Surdo
Cavaco teacher Andy Carter
Big bateria sound
Students love playing atabaque
Learn Atabaque drums
Fabio Allman singing on previous course
Fabio Allman singing
Student playing Caixa emcima
outside drumming
Samba on congas
Chorinho playing
Breakout space for further learning
Letting loose at the end of the course
Ah 1 2 3 2 2 3
Top sessions
Learning great lyrics to beautiful songs
students learning cavaco
Fun and diversion at the camp fire
Congas sounding great


(Includes tuition, all meals & accommodation)

2022 prices plus £9 booking fee


Tier 1 £235 (first 10 tickets) SOLD OUT

Tier 2 £260 (tickets 11-20) NOW ON SALE

Tier 3 £285 (21 onwards)


Click here for payment and cancellation terms and conditions.

Our venue is an Activity Centre in Wymondley Woods and adjacent is a 20-acre conservation area with mature woods, stream, pond and grassland.

Gender Stuff

In the registration form, If you tick other for gender please let us know if you are happy to stay in a dorm where the majority of other people identify as either male or female. If there is an empty dorm we will allocate that to you. Please note there are no gender neutral bathrooms but there are private shower cubicles located within the male and female toilets.


Other Stuff

This is a great opportunity to learn some great music with an incredible line up of tutors.


This short course will not only stand alone as a challenging and fun weekend but is also a great stepping stone towards our modular Brasil de todos os Ritmos course in Hemel Hempsted and our Escola de Bateria two week residential course in Rio de Janeiro.