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Sun 30 April 2023
In association with Samba Beats

This event has been postponed. If you had registered please look out for an email from

Join Thalita Santos, J P Courtney, and Gabriel Lopes for a dynamic samba percussion workshop. Explore the latest breaks and innovative rhythms from the Rio carnival. Master the art of samba percussion with engaging activities and top-notch tutors.

Samba Breaks & Beats, the fresh new percussion workshop tour that delivers a vibrant blend of cutting-edge rhythms, techniques, breaks, and inventions straight from Rio's samba school baterias.

Please note that this workshop is expected to sell fast, so don't delay getting your tickets.


The 2023 UK, Ireland and European tour will be delivered by three renowned samba percussion tutors, who's charismatic and creative teaching style will deliver inspiring results to participants at any playing level.

Katumba Culture Hub, 1 John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

 1200 - 1700 with breaks

Use the registration form on this page. to confirm your place. Registrations will only be accepted once you have made payment.


A £1.50 booking will be charged for each participant.

First 15 bookings ONLY
Individual - £43

Group of 5 - £200 (£40 each)
Tier 2 (tickets 16-30)

Individual £48

Tier 3 (tickets 31 & above)

Individual £52

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Thalita Santos

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Gabriel Lopes

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J P Courtney

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Samba Breaks & Beats is a percussion workshop tour which will focus on the new inventions of the most traditional baterias (percussion groups) from Rio de Janeiro. Our goal is to bring fresh information straight from the source. New ways of playing the samba groove, the latest technique approaches, tuning of the instruments, the best drum breaks from the most recent carnival as well as new ways of playing the turns and repique calls. It’s a workshop with a strong focus on an efficient teaching method which will improve technique, show the new inventions and expand the mind as well as the musical vocabularies of participants at any level.

All workshops are taught with a fun relaxed approach and can be planned with you in order to suit your needs.


As well as the tuition, workshops participants will receive 2 free e-books. One including the notes from the class and another containing the grooves of the Rio samba Schools. All written by Gabriel Lopes.


We will also bring our shop of instruments, accessories, books and t-shirts so they are available for students to browse and purchase.

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