Roda de Samba

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February 2020

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In collaboration with JP Percussion

A NEW course focusing on the unmistakable and beautiful sound of Brazil’s rodas de samba.

During the sessions we will cover some arrangements of classic sambas, including from Fundo de Quintal, Beth Carvalho, Jovelina Perola Negra, Zeca Pagodinho, Candeia…, as well as instrumental technique, breaks and lyrics to some songs.

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We will also learn material from Rio’s new style of blocos which play in the roda de samba set up.

Instruments covered on this course will include Repique de mão, Reco Reco, Pandeiro, Tantan, Conga and Surdo.

Bring a cavaco if you have one as their may be an opportunity to learn some parts.

All in all it should be a great way to spend a few days making beautiful music with sessions delivered by two of the UK’s most respected teachers..

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya and J P Courtney
Pagode Studies
When is it?
Thursday 9th to Sunday 9th February 2020. There’ll be workshop sessions on Thursday evening, all day Friday & Saturday and on Sunday morning & afternoon.

Who can take part?
The workshops are designed for people who already play Brazilian percussion and/or have hand-drumming experience. Participants to be proficient on at least one instrument.

The classes will be run at a medium to fast pace and also provide challenges for the more advanced players.

The course is also ideal for musicians who want to acquire some percussion skills and learn about Brazilian music.

Conga studies

Some instruments will be provided but if you can, please bring your own.

You can specify which instruments you can bring on the registration form. Please bring your own sticks & straps and bring ear-plugs.

Vegetarian food is provided for all meals during the weekend. If you have any special dietary requirements / allergies please let us know on the registration form.

Your help during the weekend
To help keep things tidy and ensure this workshop runs smoothly, we kindly ask all participants to help with certain household duties.

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Thurso Centre, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BL

For Sat Nav users please use the postcode HP3 0BB as this will bring you to the front door.

Arrive from 6 pm on Thursday to register and depart on Sunday by 4 pm. A full schedule will be sent nearer the time.

COSTS (inclusive of meals & accommodation)

EARLY BIRD RATE (available for the first 7 bookings)
Group rate: £230 per person*
Individual rate: £240

STANDARD RATE (applicable from the 8th booking onward)
Group rate: £250 per person*
Individual rate: £260

*To qualify, we require a single booking for groups of 3 or more people

Accommodation is based on shared rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people.

The costs above are for payments received by bank transfer or cheque. Payments by Credit & Debit cards will incur an additional charge of 3.5%.

Go to workshop registration page

Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: Raz 07833 377 432, J P 07759 943737

Roda de Samba

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