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All about nylon heads #SambaHacks

How long do nylon heads actually last? What do I do if my head tears? When do I need to replace a head? Get some really interesting and functional answers, facts and samba hacks about nylon drumheads our #sambahacks article - real insider tips for sambistas!
Just in - a small selection of handmade top pandeiros from southern Brazil. Osvaldo continues the ultra-light pandeiro line of Fabiano Raposa under the name of his workshop 'Atelier de Percussão', which he lovingly crafts in his quaint studio in Florianópolis.

Artisan Shekerés by Biano Pajeú

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.
Happy Samba Day to all sambistas around the world! Did you know that Brazilian Samba de Roda was included in the Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO in 2005? And did you know that the idea of this day goes back to 1963? Read more about the Dia Nacional do Samba...
The xequebalde definitely belongs to the curiosity collection of Samba instruments: a shaker bucket made of metal with loose rivets, which bring in plenty of swing in your Roda de Samba, are great fun to play, not too difficult to learn and are celebrating a comeback in Rio.
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.
Jorginho lives in Rio and runs his own small samba product line. In addition to his work as an instrument maintainer for small and large samba schools he also makes samba equipment for renowned samba brands. We talked to him about his work.
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!

Pandeiro with paper skin - vegan!

A vegan pandeiro completely made of recycled materials in hand-made quality? Yup, you read that right! New in our artisan pandeiro range is Vagner Oliveira's pandeiro made of 100% recycled materials - with paper skin - vegan!

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.

Shhhh - Silent Pandeiros

Silent instruments can really help improve your skills and give you the freedom to practise at any time of the day without getting in your neighbours' way, bothering family members or waking up small children. Contemporanea's silent samba practice instruments are a hit.
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.
Many instruments from Izzo and Timbra are now available again, a massive container has just arrived, everything is already online for you! If you have lost your heart to an instrument that is not in stock, another delivery will be coming in very shortly.

Just in - new Gope delivery

Gope instruments now back in stock. After a long wait with ongoing supply gaps and transport shortages in Brazil, our much-awaited instrument delivery from GOPE has finally arrived! We've been busy all week registering the new drums in our warehouse, now everything is online for you!

New Samba Deals Now Online

New & exciting Brazil percussion deals just went online! Samba drums, accessories and hot deals for sambistas across all styles, get yourself and your drums ready for spring time / festival season!
New delivery of beautiful bumbos de Maractu just arrived! The handmade alfaias from Portuguese artisan Buriti are lovingly crafted in detail and available in 3 different wood tones. Authentic thunder sound for your maracatu!

Wooden surdo tripod

Our lightweight, foldable, super-functional tripod made from sustainable and recycable materials. Our new alternative to aluminium surdo stands comes in three sizes with anti-slip surface and floor protectors. Fast to set up and pack away, packs down small and weighs next to nothing.
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.

Samba Reggae Caixas by Ivsom

Samba Reggae players can now finally also get a taste of Ivsom instruments. The caixa player from Rio has long made a name for himself in the Samba scene with his unique designs and high-quality drums. Now he has launched two fabulous caixa options for the Samba Reggae community.
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!
Fresh from Brazil and now available online! The new PRO LEVE Pandeiro from Contemporânea with clear nylon head and formica frame. Funky sounds for modern and classic styles, light synthetic head pandeiro with dry sound characteristics.
Samba heads with your band logo now in even better quality! We print custom heads individually according to your graphic specifications and in top quality, photo-realistic and brilliant colours. The visual kick for your bateria - authentic look like in Rio.

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.

Pizzott Artisan Pandeiros

News from our top pandeiro range: Pizzott has released a flat rim pandeiro in a fab 10,5 inch intermediate size. And: his long-standing Choro pandeiro in 10" has received a contemporary update straight into our ultra light weight range. More about our pandeiro top league...
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