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 base for Masamba’s many activities.
This Thursday (September 14th), we are hosting an introductory African Drumming and Dance session hosted by Shiv Ross. This will develop into a short course running for the next few Tuesdays at the space.
Also, on Thursday, we are starting back with our own Masamba Youth Project with a group of very dedicated local young drummers. They have been off for the last few weeks on their Summer holidays, but we have gigs coming up, so we need to get practicing!
On Saturday, we are hosting a special workshop in association with Maracatu Ilha Brilhante on the art of Xequeré playing. This workshop will be led by Raquel Cruces Ortego (Tambor Bacana & TaQuirikita, Spain), and all the details are on their facebook event page here.
Next Thursday, our own Beginners and Improvers Autumn series kicks off and we have a mixture of traditional and new material lined up for this six week course. All the details are on the flyer below.
So, the Autumn will be a feast of learning and fun, down at the old Masamba HQ!!