Category Archives: Education

Cramming Time!

As many students will know, as the end of the year approaches, a bit of cramming is usually in order. Week, it’s the same in the Masamba camp over the next few weeks, we will have to go to school … Continue reading

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Just Rewards!

We’ve been putting in a few long days over the last week or so, but, as is right and proper, we are being rewarded for it!   Last week we started work in a new school, the Holy Family School … Continue reading

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Great To Be ‘Back to School’.

As the first full working week after Christmas winds down, we can report that it is great to be back to work in MasambaLand! Things are always a little slow to re-energise after the festive season, but this week we … Continue reading

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Van-tastic End to the Year!

For a number of years, Masamba has been caught in a bind. We need to increase revenue in order to realise all of our plans of working in the community and also operating a successful samba performance group. However, with only … Continue reading

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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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