Back to Workshop Sunday

There are no instruments provided, so you have to bring the instrument(s) and everything else you need (sticks, belt) yourself. During the workshops ear protection is recommended. Also don't forget to bring a fitting tuning key for every instrument you bring.
Download the progam as a PDF-file. This is a concept, so changes may occur.

ROUND 1 (10.30 - 12.30)

Malê Debalê (Samba Reggae) | Thomas Sukiennik
Caixa | Repique | Fundo 1 | Fundo 2 | Dobra | Timba
In this workshop we will learn some grooves and arrangements from the Afro Bloco Malê Debalê from Itapua, Salvador Bahia. It was founded in 1979 and is a fixture in the carnival of Salvador. The workshop is suitable for all Afro Bloco instruments.

Samba Enredo: Drumming a song from Rio de Janeiro | Meiko Meissner
Agogô | Caixa | Chocalho/Ganzá | Repique | Surdo 1a | Surdo 2a |Surdo 3a | Tamborim | Timba
Take your chance and convert the workshop space into a quadra, a practice and party location for an Escola De Samba in Rio! Building a party? You do this together with (lots of) drums, singers, a cavaquinho and lots of dancers!:-)
We dive into an arrangement of a Samba Enredo, a song that is written every year especially for the big parade in the Sambodromo. Paradinhas, bossas, paradas and various levadas will all pass by. And we complete the party by doing all this together with a singer and a cavaquinho player. Just like in Rio. Finally, the roof has to come off. All instruments and levels are welcome. The more souls, the greater the joy.
The places for surdos are limited. Are you a surdo player? Bring your 2nd (and 3rd ;-)) instrument to the workshop.

ROUND 2 (13.30 - 15.30)

Rio Samba Bateria | Thomas Sukiennik
Agogô | Caixa | Chocalho/Ganzá | Repique | Surdo 1a | Surdo 2a | Surdo 3a | Tamborim
In this workshop we will show the basic rhythms and playing techniques for all instruments in the samba schools in Rio. We will also look at the differences and different ways of playing, as can be seen in the actors in Rio. For all instruments in the Rio Samba (Surdos Primeira Segunda Terceira, Repinique, Repique Mor, Caixa, Tambourim Malacacheta, Agogô de 2/4, Chocalho) Level: Beginners with previous knowledge and intermediate

Samba Reggae Party: Drummin a song from Salvador de Bahia | Meiko Meissner
Agogô | Caixa | Chocalho/Ganzá | Repique | Fundo 1 | Fundo 2 | Dobra | Tamborim | Timba
In Salvador da Bahia the party is only complete when there is also singing to go with those beautiful drum rhythms. Daniela Mecury, Ivete Sangalo, Olodum, Ilê Aiyê and also Michael Jackson and Paul Simon already did what we will do in the workshop. To combine forces. Drumming for and with a song. Together with a singer. It couldn't be more beautiful. Goosebumps and happy faces guaranteed. Treat yourself to this party!:-) All instruments and levels welcome. The more souls, the greater the joy.

ROUND 3 (16.00 - 17.30)

Timbalada Rhythms | Thomas Sukiennik
Caixa | Chocalho | Cowbell | Guira | Repique | Fundo 1 | Fundo 2 | Dobra | Timba
This workshop shows some examples from the rhythmic world of the Bloco Timbalada from Salvador, which is very different from the Samba Reggae Blocos. For example, they invented the timbal and established the bacourinha.

Grooves from the Candomblé | Meiko Meissner
Agogô | Caixa | Chocalho/Ganzá | Repique | Surdo 1a/Fundo 1 | Surdo 2a/Fundo 2 | Surdo 3a/Dobra | Tamborim | Timba
Many of the rhythms and parts for samba instruments have their roots in Candomblé. Traditionally these rhythms are played on agogo and three conga-like drums. Groups such as Ilê Aiyê and Monobloco translate these rhythms into the well-known samba instruments in a very beautiful way. Played well, these intense grooves will cut to your bone. Into the depths. Very nice to include in your group's repertoire! All levels welcome. All instruments welcome.