Those of you who know Masamba will knows that when we go quiet on social media, it’s usually because we are super-busy behind the scenes.
That’s why we aren’t posted anything here in several weeks, as there has been lots happening in the Masamba camp.
First for the bad news: We are being made homeless at the end of this month. Our landlord has decided to take the first opportunity to get out of our lease, and therefore, we have been on the hunt for a new rehearsal and storage space, to keep the Masamba machine going. Obviously, the property market in Dublin is crazy right now, and despite a lot of work, nothing has yet emerged as an option. Hopefully, we’ll be writing to you with a change of address very soon!
On a more positive note, we have been out looking for a new van, as we were lucky enough to get a grant from the Dormant Accounts Fund earlier this year, specifically to put the first ever dedicated Masamba vehicle on the road. We’re very excited about this, as it will increase the range of where we can work, and should also allow us to take on more work.
It is also the season for funding applications, and we have applied for funding to set up a couple of new, and interesting, projects that will be open to anyone to join – more about that, when we hear back from the funding agencies!
Finally, Simeon is just back from the famous Isle of Skye over the weekend where he supported ex-Masamba member Sarah Walker in her work to bring samba to the West of Scotland!! MacLoud are a great bunch of people with a lot of passion for rhythm!