We have just received the news that MaSamba will have an opportunity to perform at the Latin stage in the Karneval der Kulturen, 2010 in Berlin!
10 MaSamba members travelled to Berlin for the event last May, and were kindly hosted by local Samba School ‘Sapucaiu no Samba‘ and participated in the Carnival parade with them, and drummers from all over Germany. It was a great event, and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
We also used to opportunity to visit the Percussion Arts Centre, which is the base for Dudu Tucci, and many other percussion and dance projects. Dudu hosts the famous Afoxé Loni project in Berlin for the Carnival, and we began discussions as to how MaSamba members might get involved in the event for 2010.
Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of work going in behind the scenes and we are delighted to announce that we have been invited to perform a MaSamba show on the Latin stage, as well as joining with Dudu for the Afoxé Loni event.
Now comes the difficult task of fundraising for the event, and rehearsing the material for Afoxé Loni. We have applied to Culture Ireland for support for the event, and sincerely hope it hasn’t been axed by the government in the upcoming budget!