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It is with the deepest sadness that we mark the passing of our friend and drumming colleague Angie Gerrity, who lost a long fight with cancer in the early hours of this morning.
Angie had been a vibrant member of MaSamba for many years, and… Read More
Back in 1994, when the City Arts Centre commissioned Colin Blakey to run a series of drumming workshops for its staff, none of us could have imagined that that group would still be performing, learning and teaching a full 20 years later.
We’re not quite there yet, but 2014 will be MaSamba’s 20th anniversary, and we are definitely looking forward to it, as a major milestone in our development… Read More
Another school year starts, and with it, another opportunity to develop some samba skills, with our top drumming tutors.
Each year deliver an eight-week basic foundation in samba drumming, covering most of the key instruments, and developing a number of different pieces of music in some of the most popular styles of Afro-Brasilian percussion.
Ideal for complete beginners or improvers, some people use it as a way of… Read More
This afternoon (Saturday 20th July)), we are providing a free samba workshop for adults as part of the Liberties Festival 2013.
The session runs from 12pm – 2pm, or whenever we get too hot, all instruments are provided, and no experience is necessary. Best of all it’s FREE, but we would ask that you book in advance, either on 087-2363813 or email@example.com… Read More
With the Easter break but a fleeting memory, we are back in workshop mode in a big way!
Last week, we began work on two new projects with old friends. Sarah has been invited back to George’s Hill National School, to deliver a series of 24 workshops with some of the younger children there – we have had some great successes in George’s Hill, and it is very much… Read More
No, this is not the government trying to distract us from yet another tax-hike, The Octopus is the name of a new street theatre presentation currently being developed by Samba Resille, in preparation for their Irish tour in June 2013.
Samba Resille are one of the most established Afro-Brasilian music and dance groups in France… Read More
We were honoured (or honored) this week with a very special visitor at rehearsals in the shape of Ken Dawson.
Ken, our cuddly Canadian, had been a member of MaSamba up until about five years ago, when he had to move back to Canada for education and work reasons. He has always kept in touch with the band, and has been very supportive of many of our activities, albeit… Read More
The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind of activity behind the scenes, while on the surface, things seem to be tipping away as usual!
Firstly, we have been out almost every day delivering workshops with children and young people, working with c. 350 participants each week. This is set to increase in a couple of weeks, when we take on a couple more groups on… Read More
We were extremely saddened this week to learn of the untimely death of Marie Twamley, who we had known for many years, through her involvement in MaSamba, MaSamba do Mananha and Munch Samba in Ballymun.
Marie initially got involved in samba to support her children Rob, Aisling and Ciara to get to and from rehearsals of Munch Samba in their local area of Ballymun. Marie was always on hand… Read More
Tonight, we had a great, buzzy rehearsal, with a lot of changes and a lot of ‘new’ people. We had a couple of people join us from our recent night course, and we have also had a couple of brand new arrivals in the last couple of weeks – it’s a perfect time to join when we are not under pressure with big projects, and we can just get on… Read More