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It has to be said that the vast majority of our clients are an absolute pleasure to deal with, and once communications are clear, everything runs smoothly, and everyone’s happy.
However, sometimes we find that a client will think that it’s OK not to pay us for months, or sometimes doesn’t want to pay at all for our services. Maybe, they think that drummers and dancers don’t need to… Read More
Just yesterday, we received the final draft of a cool little video clip produced by Simply Zesty, a Dublin-based digital agency.
The focus of the clip is membership of MaSamba, and what it means for different people in the band, and got us thinking about the social nature of groups like MaSamba and that many people have developed long friendships and networks through membership of the group. In the… Read More
St. Patrick’s Day is always an important time in the MaSamba camp, and this year is no exception!
This year, as always, we are involved in a whole series of events, some big, some small, some very public, some almost invisible, some for the world to see, and some that might only mean something to band members and friends – variety, as they say, is the spice of life!… Read More
We were very upset to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague Ken Dawson.
Ken played with MaSamba during the time he spent in Ireland in 2005/2006, and was a valued team member, always positive and smiling and genuinely one of the nicest people you could have the pleasure of meeting.
Ken has been ill for some time, and MaSamba members have been recollecting their memories of Ken… Read More
There was a time when the term ‘collaborator’ was almost universally seen as negative, as it had associations with those who sided with the Nazis in the occupied countries during World War 2.
In the last couple of years, however, the word has become much mor widely used, and mostly in the positive sense of artists, musicians, etc, work together to create new work which is a fusion of… Read More
With the Holiday Season a receding memory, it is time to properly wake up, stretch, and get back to work for another year!
The office has been open since last week, but last night we were back into rehearsals, and were joined after an extended absence by our Crazy Spanish Sambista, David Garrido (or Daveeeed, as he is often known). Also, back with us after a shorter absence was… Read More
We are back in the rehearsal space tired, but very happy after an excellent start to our newest project in the local area – this time working with Mater Dei primary school.
Mater Dei is on Basin Lane, Dublin 8, under the shadow of the illustrious Guinness Gravity Bar. For some reason, the back wall of this flagship tourist location faces Basin Street, but then, this is the side… Read More
The big day is finally here! We are delighted today to be attending, and playing at, the wedding of Kate Larkin and Ronan Carroll. Kate has been a member of MaSamba for many years and is a bit of a serial offender, in that she has left the band several times to go off and study, travel and even work away from Dublin, but has always re-joined the fold as… Read More
With schools and youth clubs back in full swing after the Summer holidays, we are busy connecting and re-connecting with many of our long-term clients, and getting several workshop programmes up and running.
Tomorrow, we return to Coláiste Dulaigh, Coolock, after a gap of a few years, to deliver a series of workshops there. We have had some great successes there in the past, and we have every faith… Read More
The MaSamba office is open early this Monday, trying to get ahead of a very busy week’s work. Not only will it be busy, but it will be very varied, with many aspects of the band’s work vying for attention.
Firstly, our Monday night rehearsals resume tonight after a few weeks lay off. Once we had our demo recording sessions finished, we took a break for a while, to… Read More