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Category Archives: Training
With the Easter break but a fleeting memory, we are back in workshop mode in a big way!
Last week, we began work on two new projects with old friends. Sarah has been invited back to George’s Hill National School, to deliver a series of 24 workshops with some of the younger children there – we have had some great successes in George’s Hill, and it is very much… Read More
We are delighted to announce our next Samba Percussion Evening Course, which will run for 8 weeks from mid October. Dates to be announced very soon!
The course is for adults, and sessions will take place from 6.30pm-8.00pm each night. All instruments are provided, and the sessions will be led by MaSamba’s key Musical Directors.
All the material we are covering is from MaSamba’s current set, wich will facilitate students… Read More
Inservice Summer Courses for Primary Teachers 2012
(featuring MaSamba’s tutors)
Dates: 2-6 July 2012, Visual Arts also running 9-16 July
Fee: €99 incl. refreshments
Applications close: 20 June 2012
Online course applications close 24 August 2012… Read More
SMEI stands for the Society of Music Education in Ireland just held an excellent conference this weekend in Cork, which brought together a whole raft of people involved in lots of different form of music education from all over.
As always, these events throw us a lot of really interesting topics and ideas, and the quality of the presentations was outstanding. It was one of those ‘lightbulb over the… Read More
We are delighted to announce our next Samba Percussion Evening Course, which will run for 8 weeks from Tuesday, September 20th.
The course is for adults, and sessions will take place from 6.30pm-8.30pm each night. All instruments are provided, and the sessions will be led by MaSamba’s key Musical Directors.
All the material we are covering is from MaSamba’s current set, wich will facilitate students to easily integrate
This weekend, we are looking forward to another visit from our good friend and mentor, Dudu Tucci to Dublin, volcanic clouds permitting!
Dudu’s main task on this trip is to work with our youth wing, MaSamba do Mananha, on a project which incorporates testing their understanding of musical notation, specifically percussion notation, and using it to develop new music. The group has already done some great work with… Read More
We are delighted to announce that Dudu Tucci will be re-visiting our shores at the end of May, to complete a very interesting project with our youth wing. Last year, we were lucky enough to receive a grant under the Young Ensembles Scheme, organised by the Arts Council, whereby, we could work to improve technical skills within the group, such as reading, rudiments, etc.
The second part of the… Read More
If you have an interest in making music as part of a team/group, and enjoy the spirit of samba, then we have just the thing for you!
Our new 8 week Samba Drumming Course begins on Tuesday, 14th September 2010, and will offer participants a hands-on opportunity to play some of the most popular carnival rhythms from Brasil.
A special free introductory session will take place on Tuesday… Read More
Last weekend, the May Bank Holiday, we were very lucky, and very honoured to welcome Mestre Jonas d’Oliveira to our rehearsal space in the Liberties.
We first met Jonas when he visited Glasgow to work with SambaYaBamba in 2007, and immediately warmed to his intense, but friendly way of working. A subsequent chance meeting in Rio the following year sealed the deal: we wanted to get him to… Read More
We have recently confirmed that we will host a two-day workshop with the amazing Mestre Jonas from Rio de Janeiro!
We can confirm that Mestre Jonas, and his assistant Nana Zeh, will be joining us in Dublin for the May Bank Holiday weekend. The exact dates are Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd. We will provide at least six hours of tuition each day, with the amazing Mestre… Read More