Category Archives: Training

Berlin, Candomblé and ufa FABRIK

Last weekend, I travelled back to Berlin to participate in a  three day course in Candomblé percussion with  my friend and mentor Dudu Tucci. I was first introduced to Candomblé percussion back in 1999, but at the time, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Back to School

Over the last couple of weeks, social media was awash with photos of children in their uniforms, setting off for their first day in school. It is that time of year again, and for us at Masamba, it signals a … 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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MaSamba to receive funding under the Arts Council/Music Network Music Capital Scheme

It has been an exciting time in Masamba over the last few weeks, with the move to the new building and the beginning of a new year. Now we can report that there is more good news ahead. Masamba has … 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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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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Clocking up the miles!

We’ve been having some really good fun this Summer with all sorts of amazing gigs and events, and this weekend is a great example! Last night (Friday) saw the culmination of our project in Castleblayney with a group of local … 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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We’re Hiring!

Percussion Tutor Required Masamba Samba School is a busy music collective based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin. We are seeking applications for the post of Music Tutor, a position funded through the Community Services Programme of the Department … Continue reading

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Music Capital Scheme Success!

We were delighted to learn that we have been successful in being awarded a grant of €2,416.60 through the Music Capital Scheme! The Scheme, which is managed by Music Network on behalf of the Arts Council, is specifically designed to … Continue reading

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