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SAMBA SUMMER DEALS

Time for some sweet summer deals - are you ready for more Samba? Check out our changing online deals for instruments & samba accessories with hot bargains only for a short time - don't miss out! How to be the first to know about the latest Samba Deals at Kalango..

UPCYCLED - REPI BEATERS WITH CLIMBING ROPE

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.

VAT REDUCED - SHOP NOW FOR LESS

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!

HOW TO RESTART REHEARSALS AFTER CORONA

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.

MAXIM ZETTEL NEW TIMBRA ENDORSER

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.

MARCOS SUZANO PANDEIRO LESSONS DOWNLOAD

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!

GABRIEL POLICARPO SIGNATURE REPINIQUE

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!

STAY SAFE, SAMBA FRIENDS | STATEMENT ON COVID-19

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 info@kalango.com

CAVAQUINHOS MADE IN PORTUGAL

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?

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI - ONLINE PANDEIRO LESSONS

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.

CANCELLED - CARABASSAMBA FESTIVAL MALLORCA 2020

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!

CANCELLED - GABRIEL LOPES (MONOBLOCO) IN EUROPE

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 :)

MARACATU DRUMS BY BURITI

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.

TIMBRA TIMBALS - NEW SIZE

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.

CHOCALHO ACÚSTICO - STYLE UPDATE

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!

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!

FURACAIXA - RIO TRENDS

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.

KALANGO @ SAMBAFESTIVAL NIJMEGEN

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.

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.

NEW RATES FOR SMALL GEAR ORDERS

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.

MEGASAMBA SESIMBRA 2019

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!

80cm TIMBALS - NO COMPROMISE

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!

THE BIG SUMMER PRIZE DRAW

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

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.

CHORO - NEW MEDIA ONLINE NOW

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.

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.

POLYRHYTHMS ON PANDEIRO - TÚLIO ARAÚJO

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.

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 COMPLETE PANDEIRO GUIDE

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.

AGBÊS FROM RECIFE

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.

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.
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