Category Archives: Bloco Afro Brasil

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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The Future’s So Bright, We Have to Wear Shades!

Sunglasses have become compulsory in the MaSamba rehearsal space this week, but not because of the sunny weather! Our new drums, courtesy of Contemporanea, have finally arrived, and they look great! The lovely, shiny chrome is a sight to behold! … Continue reading

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Video Footage from ‘Bloco Afro Brasil’ Show

We were delighted to be asked to perform as part of the Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival on the evening of March 16th! As well as being a rare opportunity to perform a full show in Dublin, it was also a … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes

This time of year is usually pretty quiet for us all in MaSamba – with the majority of Summer festivals over, many of the youth services on holidays and a couple of weeks to go before the schools return, a … Continue reading

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A Day of Good Weather, and Good News!

The weather here in Dublin has been great over the last couple of days, which makes everything better, even though it probably contributed to a relatively low turn out at rehearsals last night! It’s easy to feel more positive when … Continue reading

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This Summer will be Sensational!

After a really successful workshop with Mario Pam of Ile Aiye on Wednesday, the band is full of energy for the Summer season ahead! Mario put us through our paces with some old-school Ile Aiye rhythms, exactly as they are … Continue reading

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