Category Archives: Education

Masamba – The Learning Hub

It’s such a shame that we will have to vacate our current rehearsal space and HQ in November, as we are finally getting to the point where it is becoming a learning hub for world music, as well as a … Continue reading

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The Month Ahead

June into July is always a time of change for us at Masamba. The schools work finishes up, and we come to rely more on gigs to keep us busy! As the month began, we had a great little gig … Continue reading

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CDYSB Support for Masamba Youth Project

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of €2000 by the City of Dublin Youth Service Board (CDYSB). This grant will be used to purchase some new instruments and sticks for our Youth Project, and … Continue reading

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Back to School/New Beginnings!

We got back to the rehearsal space yesterday afternoon, tired but happy with a good week’s work behind us. This is the time of the year when a lot of our school work re-commences after the Summer break, and it … Continue reading

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A Good Day at the Office

Today was one of those magic days that make being in MaSamba so worthwhile. This morning, I was up in Castleblayney for my third workshop with a groups of local children, in preparation for the Muckno Mania Festival Parade tomorrow … 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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Time for a Silent Night!

To say that we have been busy over the last month would be a bit of an understatement, especially with the whole ‘moving building’ thing and all the chaos that entails. However, this last week has seen us up the … 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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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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