Samba Fusion Workshop in Ireland

samba fusion in Ireland
Hosted by Samboeire, Samba Band Sligo

Dates: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2018

Tutor Ravin Jayasuriya

Workshop details:
The weekend will cover carnival rhythms from Brazil (Samba, Samba Reggae & Maracatu), Raz will also teach grooves that mix elements from Brazilian & Cuban rhythms creating uplifting and funky dance grooves, which are challenging and enjoyable to learn.

Raz’s clear instruction will help to develop your listening and drumming skills. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be fully aware of the interplay between the instruments and understand how the pieces are put together. We’ll also explore dynamics within the arrangements and work on playing techniques for each of the instruments.

This workshop is not only an opportunity for participants to progress on the instruments they usually play in their local groups but it is also a great chance to try out some new instruments. We’ll be working with: Surdos, Repiniques, Caixas, Tamborims, Agogos, Timbas, Ganzas (Chocalhos).

The weekend is also a great opportunity to meet other samba heads from all over!

The workshop will include 15 hours of tuition (instrument technique and ensemble) and is open to all participants with prior experience in samba drumming (but you don’t have to be an expert!)

Here is a schedule for the weekend (nothing set in stone!)

Friday 7pm – 10pm (Registration at the hostel from 5pm with a light snack from 6pm)

Saturday 10am – 8pm (Lunch + tea break, dinner @ 8:30pm)

Sunday 1pm – 5pm ( Lunch from 12pm)

Full Board: €150 (booking deadline is Mon 9th April)

This include tuition, scores, accommodation and meals. Participants must bring their own instruments, some instruments will be available from Samboeire.

The Apartotel in Bundoran will be our home for the weekend and Marlboro House the party central on Saturday night!

Participants must bring their own instruments, some instruments will be available from Samboeire.

For more information and to secure your space please contact us by email or give us a call.

All the best,
Stephanie Pawula
Musical Coordinator

Bookings & Enquiries:
Tel: 00 353 876 93 55 13

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