CAPOEIRATHON 2019

25.-27.10.2019 Mestre Cigano from GCB Alemanha in Frankfurt organises a new event - the Capoeirathon. Pure enthusiasm for Capoeira is all that counts! 100 jogos in 2 days are to be mastered, a real challenge for body and mind.

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.

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!

+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 - the oldschool art of Samba is back! 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.

DIÁSPORA - DOCU FILM CROWDFUNDING

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!

NORDESTINO-STYLE TRIANGLES

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!

GOPE - FRESH COLOURS

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.

3. SAMBA FESTIVAL COLOGNE

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.

SAMBASYNDROM 2018

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.

SURDO HEAD SPECIAL: IZZO

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.

HIP STRAP FOR KIDS XXS

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.

KALANGO IN COBURG 2018

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!

GEORG PANDEIROS - HANDMADE IN BRAZIL

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.

ROZINI PANDEIRO NOGUEIRA

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.

+KSAMBA FESTIVAL 2018

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!

PERCUMON FESTIVAL 2018

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.

7. CARABASSAMBA FESTIVAL MALLORCA 2018

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!

9. SAMBANALE 2018

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.

WINTER CHECKLIST FOR INSTRUMENTS

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.

ESCOLA DE BATERIA - WORKSHOPS IN RIO 2018

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!

SLAPKLATZ DAMPER GEL PADS

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.

E-VOUCHER FOR SAMBA DRUMMERS

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 ♥️

IT'S SHEKERÉ TIME

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.

REPICAIXA - REPINIQUE WITH CAIXA STRINGS

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.

IVSOM SURDOS - SET UP

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!

TAMBORIM CHRIS QUADE COUTO

※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!
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