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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Happy Birthday Sambanale! 220.127.116.119: 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
17./18./19.11.2017 Mestre Memeu is legend. A lovely chance to learn authentic Samba Reggae! Memeu occasionally comes to Europe to teach his music and pass on the vibes of Salvador da Bahia, still it is a rare oportunity and if you get the chance to be part of it, you shouldn't let it pass!
14.1.-28.1. or 4.2.2018, 2 or 3 weeks of Samba Reggae with Memeu Nunes from Olodum, Geraldinho from Os Negões and Jair Resende from Timbalada - a workshop marathon at its best - join us! Save the date and your place!
21.-24.9.2017 - 13 top workshops for advanced, intermediate players and beginners; different styles from Rio Samba to Choro, Brazilian music for all levels including masterclasses! Modern Bahia with Marcos Santos (Bahia/Boston), Samba Choro with Rogério Souza (Rio) and many local top mestres...
22.-24.9.2017 A late summer Samba Festival on the Atlantic coast of France - who would not love to play Samba on a wide, white beach under pine trees? The festival L'île aux Percu'sons is a well kept secret for nature- and Samba lovers, host Olizamba will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary!
2.9.2017 Fancy a short trip to one of France's most scenic little towns? Bruniquel is organising their 7th edition of their Les Nuites Frappées Samba Festival. The amazing picturesque town slightly north of Toulouse celebrates the diversity of Brazilian music on its own magnificent medieval castle.
Sometimes you just need exactly a size in between. For many timbaleiros, a 90cm timbal is too high and a 70cm timbal is too short. Contemporanea has now launched the perfect solution: the 14" x 80cm timbal. No quality loss in sound, top design and totally compact!
18.-20.8.2017 Entering their second round - the fairly new festival star on Europe's samba sky! Rietberg - a small town in Germany, hosts this vibrant Samba festival and invites the European Samba community, all party and festival people and drummers to their gorgeous summer event!
14.-16.7.2017 Come visit our team at the Kalango exhibition tent! International Samba Festival in Coburg - one weekend nothing but Samba! Like always, we will set up a big tent showcasing a massive load of Brazilian Percussion, Samba instruments, accessories and Samba equipment for all tastes!
★BOOOM!★ Samba Reggae people listen up - news of the week: big size & extra soft surdo beaters for XXL bass on nylon, korino and inverted korinos! Not for surdo sissies!
2./3./4. June - The historical Sagunto by Valencia is hosting the international Percussion Festival with amazing mestres (Cesar Veloso, Charly Babalu), fantastic programme with workshops, concerts, parade, fiesta electrónica and batucada contest. Win a pack of KALANGO custom heads for your Samba band!
June 10./11. 2017: for sambistas and outdoor fans! On a forest glade in summer, this small yet popular Samba festival in Germany invites all-level sambistas to join excellent workshops, meet international Samba stars and celebrate Brazilian music culture in this tucked away oasis. Samba de enredo, Samba Reggae, Maracatu, dance, Afro Samba, Pagode and many more..
Drum roll - our timbal stand is finally out! We admit - it has taken a while to design the right stand till we got everything right. But now we are happy to present you a light (2,6kg), adjustable in height, skid-proof, rustical, functional, chic black stand. Sporty and portable for Samba Reggae Timbaleiros!
21./22./23. April: Spring break on a beautiful Mediterranean island! Come visit a 3-day Samba festival in Mallorca with bateria workshops for Rio Samba and Samba Reggae blocos, dance, pagode, sessions, party - a fantastic opener for 2017 festival season!
24.-26.3.2017 - Samba Reggae workshop in Bad Wildungen, Germany! Afro Samba and Samba Reggae fans are welcome to register and join us for some exciting original arrangements from Bahia. Michael de Miranda and Volker Conrath will teach you the right swing!
Percussion News! Right on time for pre-carnival season we are happy to present you the new Samba looks by Gope! Check out what's new: light-weight instruments, beautiful wood surdos, authentic zabumbas, practice tamborins with silent head, alfaias, cuicas and small hand percussion!
Who does not dream of playing Samba Reggae at its place of origin in beautiful Bahia and learn from the pros? Now is your chance! Organised workshops with Jair Rezende (Timbalada), César Veloso (Malê Debalê), Mestre Memeu (Olodum). Few places left - save the date and book your place!
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