Category Archives: Collaborations

More Collabs, Y’all!

We mentioned earlier in the week, our excellent collaboration with artist Will St. Leger, on a mural that will decorate the front of our building. That’s not all. A couple of weeks back, we were contacted by a dancer called … Continue reading

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Presidential Visit to MaSamba, March 11th 2015

As many of you will know, we recently re-located to a new rehearsal space on Bow Lane West, and it has created a lot of extra work for everyone in the band, but last week made it all worth it! … Continue reading

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Architects of Our Own Destiny

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few weeks, but we have been extremely busy getting ready for the impending of the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The President has kindly offered to open our new building … Continue reading

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2014 – A Brief Overview

The end of any year provides an opportunity for reflecting on what, if anything, has been achieved, and what can be learned for the future. This year has absolutely flown by, and looking back, it has been both a busy … Continue reading

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“Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine (drum) and harp.”

Eh? The above is a quotation from the Bible and seems suitable for our work this week, as ‘Harp – A River Cantata’ is dominating our lives at the moment! Every day this week, there will be some activity on … Continue reading

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Harp – A River Cantata

Tonight we begin rehearsals for a new show called ‘Harp – A River Cantata‘ which see us teaming up with a choir from Tonnta Music and the Dublin Concert Band, under the baton of Composer Tom Lane. The performance tells … Continue reading

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When the Trainers Become the Trainees

In the last 3 months, Masamba has delivered over 200 workshops in schools, youth clubs, and with people with disabilities. Before the school term ended, we calculated that we were working with over 600 people a week in percussion workshops, … Continue reading

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      Ever wished you could jam with world famous musicians? Chances are, if it ever did happen, there would be no way of recording it, but now, both are possible, with the introduction of the WholeWorldBand App. WholeWorldBand … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes Early in the Masamba Camp!

We got a parcel yesterday of treats from our good friends in Contemporanea Instrumentos Musicais! Contemporanea have been sponsoring Masamba’s projects for a number of years now, and have always been very generous with their time, with their expert advice, … Continue reading

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New Beats from Dublin

‘New Beats from Dublin’ refers to our work with singer Andrea Nicole, a project which culminated with a great show in the Workman’s Club last Saturday, September 28th. Several months back, Andrea approached us to see if we would be … Continue reading

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