Variety is the Spice of Life!

It’s all go in the Masamba camp at the moment.

As well as all our usual gigs and workshops, we are involved in a couple of really interesting collaborations, which are a little bit out of our comfort zone, but look like they will be fun!

Firstly, we have been planning a mural for the front of our building for several months, but we are finally in a position to actually start work on it, following some amazing workshops involving our youth project and artist Will St. Leger.

Members of our Youth Project working with artist Will St. Leger on ideas for our mural.

Members of our Youth Project working with artist Will St. Leger on ideas for our mural.

We have decided on the theme of Gulliver’s Travels, which has a special significance for us for two reasons. Firstly, Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver’s Travels, founded St. Patrick’s Hospital, which is right across the road from us on Bow Lane West. Secondly, this year is the 350th anniversary of Swift’s birth, and there are a number of events scheduled for this year to celebrate this great man and his many works.

Our young members have been thinking about the meaning of Gulliver’s Travels and have come up with some great ideas around how these could be represented on our building. We are all very excited by this project, and look forward to it’s completion.

Also, can we take this opportunity to thank MRCB Paints for giving us a load of materials for free and also the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards for a grant towards making this project a reality, and allowing us to work with an artist of the calibre of Will St. Leger.

We have more news about another cool collaboration, and as soon as we have firmed up the details, we’ll share them with you.

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Masamba Samba School is Ireland's premier Afro-Brasilian music and dance group.
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