Author Archives: Simeon

About Simeon

Masamba Samba School is Ireland's premier Afro-Brasilian music and dance group.

‘A Young Heart Sings to the Beat of a Drum’

Masamba Samba School releases documentary video about their music projects in disadvantaged communities. While the performance side of Masamba is loud, colourful and well-documented, the organisation’s work in the community is less well known. “We deliver over 400 music workshops … Continue reading

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COVID CAPERS

Despite the fact that all of our performances and workshops have been cancelled, we still have plenty to do here in the Masamba camp. Graham and Greg have been working away generating some new workshop materials. Music files, videos, photos … Continue reading

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Masamba Samba School COVID 19 Update

Like many in the Arts community, the COVID 19 closures and cancellations have hit us hard.               Usually, the St. Patrick’s Day period is one of intense activity for us, and a real chance … Continue reading

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Mid Term, No Break!

With most of the schools here closed for the mid-term break, we have a bit of space and time to do something a little different. Of course, being around for so long, and having worked in practically every community in … Continue reading

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End of the Year, End of the Decade, End of 25 Years of Masamba!

As we approach the end of the year, and indeed the decade, it’s only natural to take a look back over the previous 12 months, in order to celebrate the positives and hopefully learn from some of the negatives. Every … Continue reading

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25 Years of Samba In Dublin

    ’25 years for any organisation to exist really is a huge achievement. For that to happen within a new community in Dublin, with all the changes that happen within those communities, is even more impressive. For that to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Us!

There has been massive excitement in the Masamba camp over the last few weeks, as our 25thBirthday Celebrations draw closer. Masamba was formed following the highly innovative and successful ‘Big Bang Festival’ at the City Arts Centre in 1994. Samba … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy

With the schools all closed, we at Masamba are allowed some time to gather our thoughts and prepare for the next season. Some of you will be aware that we have been involved in the Deep River Rock ‘Thirst For … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Holidays!

What a brilliant week! The end of the school year is always a strange time for us at Masamba, as all normal activities cease, and all sorts of challenging and fun projects present themselves. Some of our existing projects are … Continue reading

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Brazil Adventures 2019

Masamba first ventured to the home of Samba in 1999, with six member of the group completing a month-long excursion, taking in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda. Needless to say, we were hooked, and 20 years later, Masamba … Continue reading

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