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About Simeon

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

Maculêlê for a cloudy day

We had a great time today, teaming up with Allesandra Azavedo and Mestre Tatu for an outdoor workshop in Mountjoy Square. Allesandra and Tatu have been delivering workshop in the open on Mountjoy Square for the last couple of months, … Continue reading

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Summer Drumming for Young People with Masamba!

We at Masamba Samba School are organising a week-long Summer Camp in St. James’s Primary School, starting on Monday 5th July and running for 5 days. We will be providing 2 sessions each day, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – … Continue reading

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COVID CLOUDS CLEARING

Almost every day, we are hearing more positive news about vaccinations and the gradual re-opening of Irish society. While the live music industry has been left in limbo, we are at least seeing some test events planned, which hopefully will … Continue reading

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Positive end to 2020

 2020 has been a difficult year for us all – especially those of us working in the Arts. The COVID-19 restrictions have made life very difficult for the last nine months, and we can only hope that the New Year … Continue reading

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Catching up (but not catching) COVID-19

8 months ago, just before St. Patrick’s Day, the first restrictions resulting from COVID-19 were announced, effectively shutting down Masamba, along with most of the arts and entertainment industries. We have had a stop-start existence then (mainly stopped), but regardless … Continue reading

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This week we began the process of returning to rehearsals and workshops in a safe environment. When the initial COVID-19 restrictions came into being just before St. Patrick’s Day, we were frustrated to be losing out on one of the … Continue reading

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COVID Capers 2

As our economy starts to re-open, and some of us are getting back to work, news is mixed for us at Masamba Samba School. On the positive side, it looks like the schools will be re-opening in September, which might … Continue reading

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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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