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Samba drumming workshops for schools

´´The sounds of the Brazilian carnival echoed around Sibford School in Oxfordshire recently when pupils in Years 5 & 6 demonstrated their newly-found skills as Sambistas.

Cyro Zuzi, of London-based Bish Bash Bosh, conducted two workshops demonstrating the art of samba reggae, a style of samba from the north-east of Brazil.

Rachel Bee, Junior School Music Teacher, said: “Not only were the workshops great fun but they were also excellent for co-ordination, watching and listening skills and encouraging team work … each individual instrument plays a simple rhythm but their combined sound was terrific.”


Our exciting Primary samba drumming workshops  are designed for children of all ages, from Reception until Year 6, regardless of musical ability.  Staff can also get involved,  joining in with their class, or as part of their CPD. If you like, we'll create a tailor-made workshop just for you.

Our samba workshops bring the sounds of the Brazilian carnival to you, never mind the weather outside!  We teach from simple beats until the most complex Afro-Brazilian rhythms, we also go through arrangements , dance steps, and the whole structure of a samba school, so the students have a very close idea of the 'real deal'. Also Cyro himself is Brazilian.

Samba drumming workshops for schools have so many benefits:

-  they're fun!
-  they encourage teamwork - each instrument plays a simple rhythm but their combined sound is         awesome!
-  they're great for co-ordination
-  they develop concentration and watching and listening skills
-  they teach about a rich musical culture which has had a huge influence on contemporary music 
   and dance styles

For information on the cost of a samba drumming workshop and other details, see the  FAQ's page.