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Category Archives: Drogheda Samba Festival 2009
As the dust settles on a really busy period of work for the band, it is time to sort out the mess, evaluate and move on, into the 2nd half of the year.
Today, we finished up our annual project with the boys of Scoil Iosagain in Crumlin, with a series of five unique performances, by five totally unique samba bands. All of them played really well, and the response from the audience of parents, peers and teachers was justifiably positive!
As soon as the drums were back at base, we had a quick staff meeting to review our plans for next… Read More
MaSamba’s annual pilgrimage to the banks of the Boyne is almost here, and this year, we are headlining the Saturday night gig in the Purple Room.
The ‘Global Grooves’ shows at the Purple Room have become the official festival fringe, and feature some of the best percussion acts from around the country each year. For our show we will be supported by our friends from Belfast, Beat n Drum… Read More
After a couple of very busy weeks, it was nice to this week to have no events on, and to be able to catch up on the more mundane bits of the work.
Last weekend, we had a great time at the Drogheda Samba Festival. Highlight’s include our parade in amazing sunshine, based on a world cup theme, Cachimbo’s great set in the Purple Room on Sunday, Afro… Read More
As the school year draws to a close, so too do a lot of our projects with children and young people – every day this week, drums have been returning to the space from various projects, and the inevitable blizzard of paperwork which will tidy it all up!
As one set of projects ends, we begin into the summer project season of work with young people in the communities… Read More