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In Bahia, the bay of all saints, everything flows together musically speaking. Join us on an extraordinary workshop trip in a small group where you will gain a deep insight not only into music and rhythms, but also have a first-hand experience of the Brazilian culture.
A musical and cultural journey to the northeast of Brazil for all fans of Afro Beats and Samba Reggae! All interested Brazilian percussionists are invited to join this Bahia Connection event for two or even three weeks in the wonderful pre-carnival buzz.
9-13.11.2022: Five days nothing but Samba playing! Grooves and bateria sessions non-stop for groups or individuals. The perfect workshop to brush up your repertoire, develop your skills or learn a second instrument. Intensive workshop on all bateria instruments with Dudu Tucci.
Authentic Afro Samba from Salvador da Bahia with Mestre César Veloso (former Mestre of Malê Debalê), workshop in Berlin on October 1st, 2022, private bookings for groups, blocos and schools are welcome. Register now!

Carabassamba Festival Mallorca 2022

Returning after a long break - the Carabassamba Festival features a terrific selection of Samba de Enredo, Samba Reggae and Samba no Pé workshops, shows, concerts and island feeling. As usual, the islander hosts enchant with their small but excellent programme and selected guest mestres.
20 years of Marafoxé Nação Nagô! A fusion style of Maracatu and Afoxé, which Juninho Quebradera transformed into an exciting project in the favela Ilha de Joaneiro. A story that reaches from Recife to Berlin and doesn't stop there. The anniversary will be celebrated on 3.9. in Berlin.

Samba Festival Nijmegen 2022

Nijmegen welcomes you to their Samba Festival with international guests to celebrate their workshop weekend & play samba with groups and popular mestres from Europe. Meet old friends and make new ones, Samba non-stop & good vibes!
The 1st samba festival in Austria! The ever-cheerful and energetic Austrian samba scene invites you to the quaint town of Hartberg in Eastern Styria for a diverse encontro of Brazilian music sessions, dance, parade and loads of Samba Batucada, star guest from Rio!

Coburg Samba Festival 2022

30 years Coburg Samba Festival - congratulations! After a long break, this year's Samba Festival returns to the heart of Coburg with international bands and guests from Germany, all of Europe and Brazil. This year you will unfortunately have to manage without our Kalango stall.

+KSamba Festival Mallorca 2022

And a very Happy Birthday to the Sandungueros! The hosts of the 8th +KSamba Festival in Mallorca are turning 20. A delightful Samba festival in the heart of Mallorca, nestled in the narrow streets of Lloseta, drum feel like at the Pelourinho!

10 years MEGASAMBA Sesimbra 2022

Literally Mega - hundreds of ritmistas and passistas meet at the end of July for one of Europe's top Samba highlights. Not far from Lisbon and right on the shoreline of Sesimbra with magnificent beaches and the mighty Atlantic Ocean - massive, crazy, beautiful!
DuettO: Level up your repinique playing and learn from the pros! Lucas and Hebert are the ultimative killer duo on the repinique. After a longer break, they are finally touring Europe again! You can book them for a workshop between 13.6.-6.8.2022.
Ever wanted to learn from a total Samba pro from Rio? Gabriel Lopes (Monobloco) is touring Europe from April to June 2022 offering 2 different workshops. All levels are welcome, Gabriel will find plenty of fabulous Samba input to enhance your group performance. Save the date!

Feliz Festa de Yemanjá

The Festa de Iemanjá is one of Salvador's most important summer celebrations. Every year on February 2nd, the beaches of Praia Vermelha in Salvador da Bahia turn into a ceremonial celebration area where offerings are made and much music is played. Read more about this tradition in our article.
19.2.-6.3.'22 - For the first time, there will be a Bahia Connection workshop on Tenerife. The musical journey under mestre Volker Conrath (Bloco Explosão Berlin, Bahia Connection Germany) includes a 5-day course with public performances and a visit to the legendary carnival in Santa Cruz. Register now!

Pandeiro Intensive Workshop with Dudu Tucci

5-7.11.2021 For pandeiro fans or those who want to become one - workshop weekend in Berlin with Dudu Tucci: learn modern and traditional techniques, e.g. mixing samba or baião with funk, transferring Maracatu rhythms to the pandeiro or developing new grooves.

Sambasyndrom Berlin 2021

Finally, light on the festival horizon! The SaSy Berlin confidently invites the European Samba scene to celebrate its 1/4-century anniversary in Berlin. A whole weekend with a wide range of outstanding workshops and concerts - sadly also their final edition.
Freiburg frame drum festival! Once again, the Tamburi Mundi 2021 is hosting top-class workshops with instructors from all over the world, all friends of frame drums (including the Brazilian pandeiro!) are very welcome to take part.
17.-19.4.2020 Fancy some island feeling with a twist of Samba and great women artists from the world of Brazilian music & dance teaching at this year's Carabassamba edition? Fun, learning, fellowship and awareness - join us in Muro, Mallorca, your season opener 2020!
Baterias listen up - Gabriel Lopes from Monobloco is coming to Europe from April to June 2020 and has workshop dates available! Book now, a few places are still available, contact him directly with your preferred date and ask for availability & details :)

CAPOEIRATHON 2019

25-27.10.2019 The Capoeirathon with 100 jogos in 2 days - a real challenge for body and soul. Win a 100€ Kalango voucher at the event with Mestre Cigano from GCB Alemanha in Frankfurt. Your passion for Capoeira is all that counts!

11. BATUK EN FÊTE 2019

4.-6.10.2019 For the 11th time the festival Batuk en Fête is celebrated in Léaz, France with fabulous mestres, workshop courses and a full afro Samba & dance programme. Quaintly situated on the Swiss border near Geneva in the southern Jura, another European Samba highlight you should not miss!

SAMBASYNDROM 2019

Berlin, 27.-30.9.2018 For more than 20 years one of Europe's largest Samba workshop weekends with a massive choice of Brazilian music and dance workshops. Rio Samba, Samba Reggae, Maracatú, Samba fusion with DJs and other exotic percussion courses are awaiting you.

KALANGO IN COBURG 2019

12.-14.7.2019 Yay! It's that time of the year again, we're all set and ready for 3 fantastic festival days in Coburg! Come visit us in our exhibition tent filled with Samba instruments and accessories and win a fancy Timbra timbal with gig bag!

+KSAMBA FESTIVAL 2019

Need a break? No problem: pack your drum, go to Mallorca! From June 28.-30.2019 the lovely village of Lloseta will be transformed into a Samba Reggae stronghold. Hosts Sandungueros invite you to workshops and a fabulous samba event with special guests Aainjaa from Colombia.

SÁMBESE QUIEN PUEDA 2019

14.-16.6.2019 Get your Samba drums ready! Near beautiful Zaragoza, Samba da Praça invite you to celebrate with them. Besides concerts with many bands, there's a Swing Baiano dance course and special guest Bloco Cafundó who has been invited from as far as Argeninia.

10. SAMBANALE 2019

Happy Birthday Sambanale! 25.26.5.2019: 10 years of family samba encontro with great workshops for all levels and Brazilian styles far away from the hustle and stress of the cities - almost like holidays! A festival not to be missed.

THE BREMEN CARNIVAL 2019

22./23.2.2019 The 'Whim of Nature' will be celebrated this year at the 34th Carnival in Bremen, where everything is quite different to normal carnivals, almost magical! Samba groups, bands and blocos accompanied by stilt shows and fairy tails draw you to another world.

3. SAMBA FESTIVAL COLOGNE

On November 10./11. 2018 there will be quite a Samba party for the opening of the Cologne carnival! Köln Samba invites you to join the festival, play, celebrate and party. More than 20 samba groups at different venues and a massive evening program with live music are waiting for you.

SAMBASYNDROM 2018

27.-30.9.2018 For more than 20 years one of Europe's largest Samba workshop weekends with huge choice of Brazilian music culture. Register now! Rio Samba, Samba Reggae, Maracatú, Samba fusion with DJs and other exotic percussion courses are awaiting you.

KALANGO IN COBURG 2018

13.-15.7.2018 Come visit our team at the Kalango exhibition tent at the Samba Festival in Coburg! Enjoy a massive load of Brazilian Percussion, Samba instruments, accessories and Samba equipment for all tastes. We are looking forward to meeting you!

+KSAMBA FESTIVAL 2018

Ready for the island? From 29.6.-1.7.2018 the quaint little village of Lloseta in Mallorca turns into Samba Reggae land. The hosting band Sandungueros invite you to join their workshops this year with Itamar 'Lagartixa' (Olodum) and Lili Nascimiento. Exactly what you want - join us!

PERCUMON FESTIVAL 2018

1./2./3. June 2018 Samba the the historic amphitheatre of Sagunto, Valencia - a spectacular location for this year's international Samba event Percumon with participants from all over Europe. Workshops, concerts, parade and the grand showdown in the ancient theatre.
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