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Something is about to happen with Tijucas Bateria
Here's a nice break played by Bateria Pura Cadencia from Unidos da Tijuca. At the time they were rehearsing for the 2019 carnival. This was about 5 months before the actual event. Do you think they were already sounding good enough? This was filmed during our two week percussion course in Rio. The students who were on our course all had a chance to play. It was a bloody brilliant night. Come with us on this course and experience this and loads of other samba school baterias. Learn with their Mestres and directors, at the bases using their own drums. All that while staying in high class accommodation beside Rio's world famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Check out our website for more details and to get £50 off. https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
Viradouro Bateria 2020 Carnival Rehearsal
Great vibes at one of Viradouro's rehearsals for the 2020 carnival. This was filmed during our two week percussion course in Rio. Come with us and experience this and loads of other samba school baterias. Learn with them while staying in high class accommodation beside Rio's world famouns beaches. Check out our website for more details and to get £50 off. https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
Everybody's waiting for something to happen at Salgueiro
Among Rio's best. Bateria Fusiosa do Salgueiro is renowned for having a distinctive sound. Here they are back in 2018. We always make a point of going there during our trips to Rio. Come with us on our two week course and experience this and loads of other samba school baterias. Check out our website for more details and to get £50 off. https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
A typical workshop day on Escola de Bateria Rio.
One of the many breaks we learned at Mangueira. This is a typical day on our two week course in Rio. 10 days of classes in different parts of the city. Each day is a different class. Watch bateria rehearsals, go to shows, stay in luxury apartments right next to the beach, see the sights, buy instruments, meet all the Rio percussion stars and so much more. "Best two weeks of my life" MORE INFO ON THE COURSE HERE PLUS GET £50 OFF https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
In a totally acoustic and unique arrangement, JP Courtney, Mic B, Marcos Feijão and Fabio Allman, bring freshness to Carlinhos Brown, Marisa Monte and Nando Reis's hit that was/once immortalized by Cássia Eller. Enjoy E.C.T “Leve o mundo que eu vou já!” Em arranjo totalmente acústico e inusitado, JP Courtney, Mic B, Marcos Feijão e Fabio Allman, dão nova vida a canção de Brown, Marisa e Nando que foi eternizada por Cássia Eller. Curtam, E.C.T “Leve o mundo que eu vou já!” Vocals - Fabio Allman Beatboxing - Micbsounds Caixa - Marcos Feijão Pandeiro, Bata drums, handheld percussion - John Paul Courtney Audio and Video edit and mix - JP Courtney Additional audio mix - Carlos Sales, Michael Bradshaw Audio master Carlos Sales Camera - (UK) J P Courtney, (Lisbon) Claudia Carmo, (Rio) Claudia Avillez jppercussion.com https://www.youtube.com/user/fabioallman1 #pandeiro #vox #beatbox #caixa #jpcourtney #fabioallman #micbsounds #marcusfeijao #percussion #ect #drummers #samba #riodejaneiro #lisbon #hitchin #lavenderfields #birapandeiro
Bossas Tour 2021 call out (ignore dates in video, read description)
Call out for our postponed 2021 Bossas Tour. NEW TOUR DATES ARE 11th - 29th March 2021 Calling all baterias and people interested in rio carnival music. We are running our second three-week workshop tour in the UK and rest of Europe with Mestre Maurão, Gabriel Lopes & J P Courtney. We'll be teaching the best of the best of the bateria breaks from the 2020 Rio carnival. Book a workshop for your group or join one of our ticketed events. Each workshop participant will be given a free e-book which includes not only the bossas taught at the workshop but also historical info about Bateria Bossas and the various baterias in Rio. This includes the basic grooves for the baterias. Info which is worth much more than the cost of attending a workshop. All written by Gabriel Lopes the writer of the book "As Bossas do Mestre Maurão" For more info and to get yourself two free bossas notated by Gabriel Lopes go to - https://www.jppercussion.com/bossas
Mestre Wesley playing Repique on Escola de Bateria 2019
Mestre of Mangueira samba school, Mestre Wesley playing a few licks on the repique. This was one of many solos and inspiring ideas he taught the group. Go to the link to get yourself on this inspiring and life changing course. https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
Tasty break with Bateria Furiosa do Salgueiro
Come and experience this every day of the week in Rio on our two week residential course. Learn from the Mestres of the top samba schools, at the samba schools home and on their instruments. Then stay and take part in their rehearsal. More info and £50 discount https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
Salgueiro Caixa, Tarol & Repique
Mestres Guilherme and Gustavo de Oliveira playing Tarol and George da Silva Ferreira on Caixa demonstrating the Salgueira way of playing those instruments. This was filmed during the classes on our 2019 Escola de Bateria Rio course. Get yourself on the next course by visiting out website where you can get £50 off just for letting us know that you are interested. https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
Unidos de Vila Isabel - Caixa, Tarol, Repique & Surdo
Here's the Caixa and Tarol groove that Vila Isabel use in the Sambôdromo during carnival. Surdo - Mestre Macaco Branco Repique - Gabriel Lopes Caixa - Alyson Oliveira Tarol - Casiano This was filmed during the classes on our 2019 Escola de Bateria Rio course. Get yourself on the next course https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro
Learn Samba drumming in Brazil - Escola de Bateria Rio
https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro This annual course gives you the opportunity to study with the best percussionists Rio de Janeiro has to offer, attend rehearsals and performances of Samba schools and Blocos, watch amazing shows, sightsee, samba and sit on the beach. J P Percussion is proud to present the 3rd Escola de Bateria in Rio de Janeiro. 10 days of tuition over 15 days accommodation in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Places are strictly limited. This course is designed to wow and inspire you. Not only will you get the chance to study with and play alongside people who create the music you love but also the added bonus of being connected straight into the vast percussion scene in Rio. This could take several trips alone to accomplish. Please make sure to read the course criteria below to be eligable for this challenging, fun and life changing course.
Brasil de Todos os Ritmos - Wymondley wood weekender
JP Percussion in association with One Voice Music present 4 days in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside in the UK. Plenty of brazilian rhythms, bateria, pandeiro, roda de samba, candomble, congas, individual instrument sessions, technique and more. Led by J P Courtney and Ravin (Raz) Jayasuriya plus special guests. Separate study spaces, songs, camp fire, lovely food, indoor and outdoor accommodation. Good times all round basically.
Unidos de Vila Isabel - Tarol, Caixa & Repique
Here's the current Tarol and Caixa groove plus the old repique groove from Unidos de Vila Isabel. Tarol Mestre Macaco Branco Caixa - Alyson Oliveira Repique - Casiano This was filmed during the classes on our 2019 Escola de Bateria Rio course. Get yourself on the next course
Carnaval Transatlântico Bloco LAPA - Gringo Samba da Inglaterra na Lapa!
Carnaval Transatlântico Bloco LAPA - Gringo Samba da Inglaterra na Lapa! Bloco formado só com britânicos na bateria vai estrear no Rio - Carnaval Transatlântico 3 British carnival groups led by JP (John Paul Courtney) head to Rio under the name Carnaval Transatlântico to play with friends from Monobloco & beyond. In February 2014, 18 members of Ziriguidum travelled to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to take part in the Carnaval Transatlântico project under the musical direction of John Paul Courtney. The project included successful performances at a number of shows and carnival events around the city and attracted an appreciative local audience and considerable media interest in Brazil. http://ziriguidum.co.uk Toque Tambor - after ten years of playing Brazilian Carnival music to the lovely people of Hertfordshire, we are finally taking a small band of drummers to Rio de Janeiro! Toque Tambor concentrate closely on the style of music played by the Samba Schools and Carnival Blocos of Rio de Janeiro. This music is played on the same instruments as the Samba Schools of Rio but incorporates rhythms from other parts of Brazil and the western world e.g Congo, Ciranda, Marcha and Funk. http://toquetambor.com More information about the Lapa gig from 'Carnaval Transatlântico': Bloco inglês taken from Brasilian media who followed the group around in Rio. 'Carnaval Transatlântico': Bloco inglês estreia na Lapa neste sábado Grupo formando por 45 ritmistas estrangeiros se apresentará no bairro boêmio às 17h Rio - Formado por 45 ritmistas ingleses, o bloco Carnaval Transatlântico faz sua estreia nos Arcos da Lapa neste sábado, às 17h. O professor de música natural da Irlanda, John Paul Courtney, de 35 anos, se apaixonou pele batuque brasileiro e aprendeu a tocar diversos ritmos. Junto com vários outros percursionistas da terra da "Rainha Mãe", o bloco se tornou um sucesso. http://odia.ig.com.br/diversao/carnaval/2014-02-21/carnaval-transatlantico-bloco-ingles-estreia-na-lapa-neste-sabado.html
Salgueiro Waltz break
Preparations for carnival 2020 are always in full swing in Rio. Months out from the 2020 carnival the Salgueiro samba school already have some tasty new breaks including this one with a waltz section. Filmed during our Escola de Bateria 2019 course. Get yourself on one of these courses and get £50 off the price simply or letting us know that you are interested by going here https://www.jppercussion.com/rio-de-janeiro