Category Archives: Projects

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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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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Giant Octopus Heading for Dublin and Drogheda!!

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. … Continue reading

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MaSamba Delighted to Announce a New Patron

Last week, in the midst of a snowstorm of work, we received one very special piece of mail, bearing the gold Irish Harp. We are all used to seeing the harp on government literature, but we had never seen a … Continue reading

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MaSamba in 2011

As the year draws to its conclusion, it’s a good time to look over what MaSamba Samba School did in 2011, what music we played, who we worked with, and who we partied with! This ‘round-up’ blog is not written … Continue reading

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‘Boys Are Back In Town’ is being put to bed (for now)

This week, saw the last few bits of administration taking place in the huge tidy-up operation after a highly-successful ‘Boys Are Back In Town’ pageant. All that remains for now, is to say a sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone … Continue reading

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Home from Chicago

As they say, all good things must come to an end, and on Monday afternoon, we left Chicago after a week of amazing experiences, meeting amazing people, and playing some pretty damn fine samba along the way! The morning was … Continue reading

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Chicago Trip Drawing to a Close….

The last couple of days have been hectic, just as the last couple of MaSamba peeps arrived, and the work started in earnest. On Friday, we delivered a workshop up in Evanston with the Evanston Escola de Samba, in which … Continue reading

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First Workshops in the U.S.

Yesterday, we had to start to ‘earn our keep’ in the U.S. and deliver some workshops. Matt Rarey, from the Board of Evanston Escola de Samba arrived to pick us up bright and early for the drive to Carthage College … Continue reading

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First full day in the Windy City

What a beautiful day today! The weather was warm and sunny, we had some free time to explore the downtown area of Chicago and most importantly, start planning for our musical duties in this great city. When we landed yesterday … Continue reading

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