Now online! We are happy that we have once again discovered wonderful instruments from a small workshop in Brazil for you. Beautiful, artfully handcrafted shekerés, all unique pieces, made with expertise and love by Biano Pajeú from Olinda/Recife.
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.
It couldn't be more authentic! Handmade triangles for Forró and nordestino styles by Bernardo Luiz, musician and sanfona player from Recife / Paris bring the right swing to your Forró combo. Go get your dance shoes out now!
A whole new array of colours for Gope timbals! Their new series #SELFIE with dazzling metallic glossy look will warm every timbaleiro's heart. With their DIDÁ line, Gope has dedicated their very own edition to the women of the Banda Feminina, Didá from Salvador.
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.
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 exclusive: Did you know that all our Izzo surdos come ready equipped with a special batter- and resonance head? Read more about why Izzo surdos sound different and what's their secret.
Samba accessories for junior sambistas! We are happy to finally have a suitable strap in a kids size available. Well padded with a wide back part and loops for surdo beaters. For surdo, caixa and repinique.
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!
Back in stock! The pandeiro you have always dreamt of: soft, medium thick hide head for warm bass sounds and a high quality 2-layer wood frame from differently coloured woods and hand-made hardware, finest craftsmanship and wonderful sound - our new star model from Georg Pandeiros.
NEWS for pandeiristas: Rozini - well known for their excellent wood string instruments, have successfully added really beautiful high-quality percussion instruments and drums to their assortment for a few years now. Check out their new pandeiro model Nogueira in the sizes 10" standard and 11" show.
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!
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.
6.-8. April 2018: is it finally spring time? We think, the Carabassamba festival in Mallorca is the perfect place to start the summer-Samba-festival season. Like every year, the programm is very professional, extraordinary workshops with top mestres and people from all over Europe!
June 9./10. 2018 For sambistas, nature lovers and Brazilian music fans: Come join one of Germany's Samba gems tucked away in a beautiful forest glade. This small yet popular Samba festival (indoor/outdoor) offers excellent workshops for all levels and several Brazilian music styles.
Pandeiro, hide head and wood instruments, berimbau and cavaquinho - the dry winter air can cause damage to many instruments made of natural materials. With only a few simple steps you can avoid winter tear.
2018 Rio Samba Workshops as authentic as they can get! Save the date and join the Escola de Bateria Rio course in autumn next year, places are rare and when again will you get the chance to learn directly from Rio's Samba superstars? Book your place now!
Properly tuned heads already take you half way to a perfect sound. Side effects like too much sustain or overtones can easily be dealt with: the Slapklatz gel pads are removable, reusable and help you find the best sound in your drum.
What present to give or not to give to a drummer, percussionist or sambista? If you need a good gift for any occasion and are totally in the dark about a good idea for your Samba buddy, a gift coupon is a safe thing. ♥️ Order online, print, give with much love ♥️
News for xequeré players: the never-ending search for the right gourds has lead us to a small Brazilian workshop whose owner - a musician, organiser of projects and instrument maker. He builds the most beautiful shekerés with much love to detail. Please meet our new brand Ylu Brazil by Afonsinho Menino.
News from Rio: 2 in 1 hybrid repinique with caixa strings. The latest trend from Rio is fascinating and great fun to play - especially for the creative repiqueiros amongst you! The repicaixa can be played on both sides with either standard repinique sound or on the string side for the hybrid sound.
Assembly tutorial: how to put together an Ivsom surdo, how to change heads and how do I put on twisted hide heads - easy! Ivsom instruments have a special feature: both sides of the rods have threads. How does that work? Take a look at our instruction tutorial!
※NEW※ Signature tamborim for you pros out there! Co-developed by Chris Quade Couto, who has been playing with the top league of Rio Samba in Rio de Janeiro for many years: extra high frame and thick aluminium sheet, Contemporanea style and design for high endurance and bateria freaks!
No more excuses - getting your surdos tuned has never been easier! The Tune-Bot Gig tuning device is especially for percussion instruments and without any doubt - tuned drums sound a 100% better! The Tune-Bot helps you to set up your surdo voices and pitch other percussion instruments in just minutes!
17./18./19.11.2017 Mestre Memeu is legend. A lovely chance to learn authentic Samba Reggae! Memeu occasionally comes to Europe to teach his music and pass on the vibes of Salvador da Bahia, still it is a rare oportunity and if you get the chance to be part of it, you shouldn't let it pass!
14.1.-28.1. or 4.2.2018, 2 or 3 weeks of Samba Reggae with Memeu Nunes from Olodum, Geraldinho from Os Negões and Jair Resende from Timbalada - a workshop marathon at its best - join us! Save the date and your place!
21.-24.9.2017 - 13 top workshops for advanced, intermediate players and beginners; different styles from Rio Samba to Choro, Brazilian music for all levels including masterclasses! Modern Bahia with Marcos Santos (Bahia/Boston), Samba Choro with Rogério Souza (Rio) and many local top mestres...
22.-23.9.2017 A very rare opportunity for a workshop with Mauricio Tizumba from MInas Gerais: Tambor Mineiro is played on caixas de folia, on patangomes and with gungas, accompanied by dance and singing. At the Samba Syndrom in Berlin is your chance to know and play this style!
22.-24.9.2017 A late summer Samba Festival on the Atlantic coast of France - who would not love to play Samba on a wide, white beach under pine trees? The festival L'île aux Percu'sons is a well kept secret for nature- and Samba lovers, host Olizamba will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary!
2.9.2017 Fancy a short trip to one of France's most scenic little towns? Bruniquel is organising their 7th edition of their Les Nuites Frappées Samba Festival. The amazing picturesque town slightly north of Toulouse celebrates the diversity of Brazilian music on its own magnificent medieval castle.
Sometimes you just need exactly a size in between. For many timbaleiros, a 90cm timbal is too high and a 70cm timbal is too short. Contemporanea has now launched the perfect solution: the 14" x 80cm timbal. No quality loss in sound, top design and totally compact!
18.-20.8.2017 Entering their second round - the fairly new festival star on Europe's samba sky! Rietberg - a small town in Germany, hosts this vibrant Samba festival and invites the European Samba community, all party and festival people and drummers to their gorgeous summer event!
14.-16.7.2017 Come visit our team at the Kalango exhibition tent! International Samba Festival in Coburg - one weekend nothing but Samba! Like always, we will set up a big tent showcasing a massive load of Brazilian Percussion, Samba instruments, accessories and Samba equipment for all tastes!
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