Available shortly: The new Linha Estudo silent instruments with 3 well-designed practice instruments from Contemporânea. Silent gear for samba percussion is very much en vogue right now - and rightly so! Pre-order your Silent Samba instrument now.
We sometimes receive concerned emails from sambistas asking about the gap in the rim of their drumhead and the creases around the edge. "Is this gap normal or is my drumhead faulty? A production defect? Does it affect the sound?" Read here why your drum head is fine.
Handmade in a small workshop in the hinterland of Pernambuco. Biano Pajeú's new collection of simply stunning shekerés has just arrived, light nets in macrame braiding, pyrographic patterns and funky colors - unique pieces with an excellent sound.
Bye-bye winter! New spring deals with steep discounts now online, check your samba kit and whip your drums into shape, a bit of festival atmosphere is in order, even if we still have to wait a bit for the live version.
New delivery in! Lili Nascimento - cavaquinho player and musician from São Paulo / Paris has tested the 3 APC models Basico, Pro and Lutier. Even the simple Basico Acustico for just over a hundred euros did really well! Watch the clip!
The absolute geek stick for tamborim players! Beater trend from Brazil for advanced tam players who want to pursue or develop a powerful playing style, or for beginners who are serious about learning the 3-1 technique. What makes this stick so special? Learn more in our article.
Long awaited - finally arrived! The new pandeiro by Georg, German carpenter and pandeiro luthier, who lives in the mountainous state of Minas Gerais, where he builds ingenious sounding, top-quality and ultra-light pandeiros from fine woods. Selected hide heads, Brazilian Freijo wood with lively textures and handmade hardware - another top pandeiro in our artisan range.
Want a more compact surdo? Izzo's MEDIO line with reduced 50cm shell for less weight & virtually identical sound characteristics. Are you also struggling to save every gram when playing surdo and don't want to give up sound quality? Here is your solution!
The new lightweight dobras from Izzo have landed! Bahia Light - Linha Leve: new in and fresh from Brazil - ultra-light Samba Reggae / Afro Samba surdos for authentic beats. No more aches and pains and heavy carrying, dance your choreography like a pro and enjoy fab sound qualities - this is how we love Samba!
New colours! Bendy Samba Reggae repinique beaters with retired climbing rope handles look awesome, have a good grip and feel comfortable in your hand, maybe they even match your outfit but above all - they give a new existence to discarded materials.
Play the authentic breaks of Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel with your bateria and find scores and Video Links in the new book about Mestre Dudu's work. Gabriel Lopes' (Monobloco) new Bossa collection - available now!
In many countries the corona rules are now being relaxed, YAY to rehearsals finally starting again! The implementation, however, is not so easy. We talked to Eddie Zuber from Berlin who is all up to date on how to cope with regulations within a band.
An old luthier tradition from Portugal is cultivated by this family business: APC stands for made in Portugal and build our new cavaquinho line. A simple acoustic model starts at just over a 100€. Have you always wanted to learn how to play cavaquinho?
We are happy to see that despite the many restrictions another Sambafestival has decided to make their event happen under adapted measures and with online options - 5th of September 2020: Sambafestival Nijmegen!
The reuse of materials for other purposes is contemporary, necessary and important to us. Retired climbing ropes now get a stylish new life as Samba Reggae accessory - they make for perfect beater handles for repiniques. Non-slip grip, colourful and definitely a piece of unique Samba gear.
We are happy to share with you that as part of the regulation by the German Goverment, the VAT have been reduced and therefore all prices on our site are now cheaper since the 1.7.2020 until further notice. So don't be surprised about crooked prices on our site, you will save money!
Congratulations to Maxim Zettel on his brand new endorsement with TIMBRA TOP PERCUSSION! When a pro meets his match - we are very excited to hear Timbra's show-line drums played by him in the future.
Now available as instant download: Pandeiro Brasileiro - the complete workshop or single teaching sections with pandeiro legend Marcos Suzano. Download and start playing right away! Bring your pandeiro technique to life & get loads of inspiration!
The repinique of your dreams is finally here: special features are the flattened rim and the black shiny superior head. Breathtaking sound and strong design. Available in wood (!) and aluminium. Fat beats for repinique pros!
We very much hope that you are all in good health and that you make the best of the situation. Read a short update from Kalango on the current situation. Our Online Shop will remain open! If you have any questions you can reach us at email@example.com
Sergio Krakowski's pandeiro online lessons - we are delighted to introduce another pandeiro highlight to our assortment by launching Sergio's latest streaming Units 1-4. No matter at what level you play - the right course for you is right here and will bring your skills to the top.
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 :)
Lovely & light-weight, artisanal alfaias with top sound and typical northeast style ornaments made with loving details by a small company in Portugal. We are happy to welcome Buriti's bumbos de Maracatu in our north-east percussion range.
Crispy, smacky sound and full volume just like the big ones at just 80cm - the new compact size is right on trend! Sounds good? We think so, too! New and online now: the special designs by Timbra Top Percussion are also available in 80cm compact size.
Ivsom's chocalho acústico has been given a fresh make-over: new and above all it has a lighter design, better handles and of course it kept its original Rio style sound. Authentic carioca instrument!
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!
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!
Getting creations from Rio's 'Samba dream factories' is particularly fun as those products often stand out optically, sound amazingly different or are especially imaginative. The Furacaixa with holes by Ivsom has a very strong resonance.
We are excited to be invited at the Sambavestival Nijmegen in the Netherlands for the first time! From September 13.-15.2019, Nijmegen will turn into Samba City, uniting sambistas from the whole region. Come see us at our exibition stand on Saturday 14.9.
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.
Big news for our international customers - new shipping rates now available for small orders 2kg max! Ordering small instruments like pandeiros, media or accessories like smaller drum heads, straps, sticks or spares is now finally possible at reasonable international shipping rates.
25.-28.7.2019 One of Europe's Samba highlight is about to kick off again next weekend - the Megasamba south of Lisbon in Portugal with pristine beaches, turquise Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of sambistas, dancers and guests from all over Europe - huge, crazy, beautiful - not to be missed!
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