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.
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!
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!
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!
14" x 80cm Timbals - our new intermediate size. Sounds like a compromise, but it's not! For timbaleiros who don't want to make any sacrifices with sound! Compact with the same diameter, full sound quality with less weight, check it out!
Update: Congratulations to Jörg A., who won the timbal! Big summer competition at our booth in Coburg - win a high-end timbal from Timbra Top Percussion with Kalango gig bag! You can participate at our exhibition tent 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!
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.
Choro - an old Brazilian music tradition awakens to new life. Check out our new section for Choro music. Online now: Songbooks, DVDs, CDs with scores, Download options and of course instruments.
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.
Download course for pandeiro players who want to expand technically, broaden their repertoire, strengthen their musical independent and understand music on a different level. A unique course for pandeiristas, drummers and percussionists.
Happy Birthday Sambanale! 18.104.22.1689: 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.
NEWS for Pandeiristas! Brandnew: 'The Complete Pandeiro Guide' by Matthias Haffner now available as instant download or USB stick! Large variety of Brazilian and Carribean styles from Samba Reggae to Candomblé and from Choro to Funk.
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.
Documentary Crowdfunding! Until 18.12.2018 you can support this unique project which deals with the aspects of Bahian percussion music. The film is almost finished, with your help the producers will be able to add some more content and the final touch!
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.
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