Category Archives: Community

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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Bow Lane West – Work In Progress

When we first moved into the new space at Bow Lane, the first reaction of most people was to remark how big it was. The second – how much work needed doing to make it functional and maybe even, comfortable! … Continue reading

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Samba’s Little Helpers!

This is always a fun time of year in the Masamba camp, with lots of Christmas -themed events on the agenda! This week alone, we have no less than 8 events, including workshops, rehearsals and shows, with a variety of … Continue reading

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All the Drums, Returning Home….

It’s that time of the year again, as all the schools begin to wind down for the Summer holidays, and we begin to move all the sets of drums back to the rehearsal space, where they will be repaired, rested … Continue reading

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Community Services Funding

We are delighted to announce that our funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP) has been extended until the end of 2016, guaranteeing us another 3 years of work in the community in Dublin. The CSP is a programme of … Continue reading

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Music Capital Scheme Success!

We were delighted to learn that we have been successful in being awarded a grant of €2,416.60 through the Music Capital Scheme! The Scheme, which is managed by Music Network on behalf of the Arts Council, is specifically designed to … Continue reading

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Angela Gerrity R.I.P.

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 … Continue reading

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Terrible Teens!

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 … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Samba Course Begins Next Week.

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 … Continue reading

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