Samba Drumming Workshops
Experience the Samba atmosphere!
We all know South America is the home of Samba Music, Carnivals, Dance and Drumming. You could bring that Carnival atmosphere to your school, college, workplace or special event with one of our highly trained facilitators. Experience the Samba atmosphere on authentic instruments with expert tuition.
Samba Drumming has African roots due to the forced movement of African men, women and children as slaves that occurred during the exploration and colonisation of the “new world”. Samba drumming’s strongest characteristic is its rhythm, which is highly syncopated, unique for the type of rhythmic structures it builds upon.
Some of the rhythms used include Samba, Bossa-nova, Rumba, Mambo, Salsa and many more. The music is traditionally performed at Carnivals, religious ceremonies and as dancing music. Our highly trained facilitators will guide students through a range of exciting Latin rhythms using a wide range of South American drums and hand percussion including bells and Claves.
Samba Workshop Demo Video
We will provide all of the instruments required to make up a Brazilian Samba band, including Tamborim, Repinique, Caixas (snare drums) and Surdo. Samba drumming’s strongest characteristic is its rhythm, which is highly syncopated, and unique for the type of rhythmic structures it builds upon. Our expert tutors will guide you through the complex rhythms of Samba, Bossa-nova, Rumba, Mambo and Salsa, using words and sentences to help you ‘find the beat’. They will then layer the rhythmic sentences together to create an exciting and authentic Samba. You will also learn powerful call and response rhythms, group rhythms and individual rhythms – and finally you will have the opportunity to express yourself playing solo parts.