The African Samba ceremony was characterized by the rhythm and choreography of the group of drummers, or bateria. Today Samba is the music and dance of Brazilian Carnival, which corresponds in time with Mardi Gras. Why learn Samba? Almost anyone can play a percussion instrument regardless of musical experience, age, gender or ability. Samba is a collective, creative process that depends on everyone's input and can enhance one's personal skills. Samba is fun to play, enjoyable to hear and is a great way to encourage participation in group activities.
With a positive attitude and dedication, students should expect to be educated in many instruments of samba music such as the tamborim, cuica, and surdo. Pronunciation of the Portuguese language will be taught and students will be encouraged to learn melodies and lyrics and to sing…loudly! Instruments will be provided and students may choose to purchase or bring their own instruments as well. This will enable students to practice the songs outside of the classroom.
Prerequisite: No drumming experience necessary, drums are provided.
Dates: Fridays, 7-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per participant / per class
Instructor: Troy Wilson
Location: Women’s Drum Center
Parking on street. Please enter side door on Hampden Av. (ring WDC bell).
- Register by email to reserve your place with your name and phone/cell number (in case of event changes): firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay by cash or check at the event.
- Preregistration is required at least 2 days in advance.
To Prepay Online:
- Register for your WDC event to reserve your place.
- Use the “Buy Classes” section of the WDC site to pay for your event.
- For classes of $15 or less, there is a 2-3 class minimum for online purchases.