We had a really busy, and a really good month of June. It was also a good balance between the community see of the work, and chances to perform at some quite high profile events.
We blogged lots of little bits and pieces to our Facebook page, as that facilitates the quick snappy blogs to describe a single activity. Here are links to some of them:
VHI Women’s Mini Marathon: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/posts/10156369953427801
Pre-announcement for workshop weekend with Chris Quade Couto and Serrinha Raiz: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/posts/10156385433302801
Re-visiting schools we haven’t worked in for years: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/posts/10156412103322801
Monaghan workshop for Camp Diversion: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/photos/a.10152312093192801.1073741846.75186972800/10156434342872801/?type=3&theater
Summary of Pride and Taste of Wicklow: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/posts/10156442063782801
Video clip of Masamba Youth Project, assisted by members of the adult band, playing with Seo Linn at Taste of Wicklow: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/videos/10156444440277801/
Masamba at Dublin Pride featured on RTE News: https://www.facebook.com/masambasambaschool/photos/a.415416552800.180447.75186972800/10156449558857801/?type=3&theater
These are all great snapshots of particular events, but they don’t capture the bigger picture, so here are a few statistics for the month as a whole:
No. of workshops delivered: 65 (more than 2 a day!)
No. of workshop participants: 718 (most of whom did an average of 3-4 workshops)
No. of Gigs: 4 (plus, we organised bands for 2 other entries for the Pride parade)
Estimated overall audience: 130, 900
Mileage Clocked up: 1158.6km.
Our next major outing is for the legendary Ballina Salmon Festival Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, July 14th, but in the meantime, we will be quietly working away behind the scenes, sorting out and fixing instruments, getting everyone paid, sorting costumes, etc.
NEVER A DULL MOMENT!