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‘A Young Heart Sings to the Beat of a Drum’

Masamba Samba School releases documentary video about their music projects in disadvantaged communities. While the performance side of Masamba is loud, colourful and well-documented, the organisation’s work in the community is less well known. “We deliver over 400 music workshops … Continue reading

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COVID CAPERS

Despite the fact that all of our performances and workshops have been cancelled, we still have plenty to do here in the Masamba camp. Graham and Greg have been working away generating some new workshop materials. Music files, videos, photos … Continue reading

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Masamba Samba School COVID 19 Update

Like many in the Arts community, the COVID 19 closures and cancellations have hit us hard.               Usually, the St. Patrick’s Day period is one of intense activity for us, and a real chance … Continue reading

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End of the Year, End of the Decade, End of 25 Years of Masamba!

As we approach the end of the year, and indeed the decade, it’s only natural to take a look back over the previous 12 months, in order to celebrate the positives and hopefully learn from some of the negatives. Every … Continue reading

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Bloody Brilliant Bossas!

Over the years, Masamba have been proud to welcome some of Brazil’s best drummers to Ireland to work with us. It is amazing to think that names such as Esteves da Silva, Dudu Tucci, Jonas d’Oliveira, Serrinha Raiz, Chris Quade … Continue reading

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Some highlights from 2018…

End of 2018 blog As we approach the end of another year, and with the benefit of a few day’s rest, it is fitting to look back at the year gone by. It was definitely a year of ups and … Continue reading

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A Van-tastic Year

In November 2017, we took delivery of our first ever dedicated Masamba vehicle, in the form of a little Peugeot Expert. It was end of a long process of funding applications and after applying to several different agencies, it was … Continue reading

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Increased Volume of Work

    We have had a lot of requests for bookings, and general information over the last couple of weeks, and we must admit that we have been slow to get back to some of you. However, in our defence, … Continue reading

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Cycles and Connections

Masamba is now in it’s 23rd year of continuous operation. Over that time, a lot of people have come and gone from the band, as is the nature of community music and life in general. Some people disappear for ever, … Continue reading

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Storm Emma and Masamba

For the last week, the media, and popular discussion has centred around one topic: Storm Emma and the mayhem that came with it. For Masamba, it was ‘kind of’ business as usual, though the storm made it’s presence felt in … Continue reading

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