Samba Drumming Workshops

Learn to play the carnival sounds of Samba from Brazil !

The rhythms are intoxicating and guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving! Think big, loud and energetic!

Artbeat provides workshops in Samba drumming -the Carnival sounds of Brazil, using a range of traditional large  Samba drums and smaller handheld instruments. This is an energetic, loud and fun workshop where participants will learn to play rhythms from the streets of Brazil. All sessions can be tailor-made to suit the needs and abilities of your group.


Learn to play the carnival sounds of Samba from Brazil !

The sessions are led by professional Samba musicians and experienced facilitators including having performed and trained with premier league Samba Schools in the Rio Carnival, Brazil and award-winning Carnival Samba bands in the UK as well as internationally.


Learn to play the carnival sounds of Samba from Brazil !

Sessions can be tailor-made to suit the needs of your group and may include warm-up exercises working with rhythm and body percussion, clapping and call and response,  an introduction to the cultural context of the music, opportunities for individual and group creativity and composition. 

The participants will learn to play the instruments with a series of rhythms in small group sections and then as a whole group. The sections of rhythms are then put together following a series of visual and aural cues.


Samba is great for:


  • Community, Corporate, School groups, Festivals & Events
  • Fun, Stress busting sessions, Staff team development
  • EYFS, Key stages,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 
  • Ensemble and musical skills development
  • Staff training
  • Teamwork, Communication skills, Therapeutic and Well-being
  • Carnivals, celebrations and performances

Why not try….

Samba workshops can be combined with samba dance or street carnival dance workshops where one group could learn the dance and the other play the music live to accompany the dancers or with Carnival arts workshops making masks or banners for a carnival procession or culmination performance or bring in our Samba band to perform or join in your event.

Samba drumming can also combine with other Artbeat projects for a cultural arts week or whole school project. Artbeat offers a complete project planning package to help you plan and deliver a unique tailor made programme. Samba drumming


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