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 change in focus too.
As the schools get settled in, we start to get calls about workshops. Some are from schools we have worked in for years, and in those cases, it can be a fairly straightforward process, of agreeing a date. We are also talking to some new schools, and in these cases, a lot more work has to be done to agree times, dates, locations, class sizes, etc. Every project is different, and every school needs a bespoke service – all part of the job.
We at Masamba are going back to school too. This weekend, we welcome master drummers Serrinha Raiz and Chris Quade Couto to Dublin, to teach us old dogs a few new tricks. We will be joined by colleagues from several other bands from around Ireland, and we have a beautiful space to work in in the Clasac Centre, so the weekend should be educational, inspirational and FUN!