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.
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.
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.
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!
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.-23.9.2017 A very rare opportunity for a workshop with Mauricio Tizumba from MInas Gerais: Tambor Mineiro is played on caixas de folia, on patangomes and with gungas, accompanied by dance and singing. At the Samba Syndrom in Berlin is your chance to know and play this style!
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.
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!
Soon: pandeiro specials! We are very happy to announce that Matthias Haffner from HP Percussion will be with us at our instrument stall at the Coburg Samba Festival 2017 - yay! If you want more like this, his workshop at the Tamburi Mundi might be just right for you. Come see us in Coburg!
Maracatu is still kind of a rare music style, which is why we would like to give some attention to this start-up formation which has recently come up in Munich, Germany with very good energy and a bunch of engaged maracatuzeiros. New members welcome!
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..
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 Music from Brazil's Northeast - Juninho Quebrada a percussion multi-talent (Olinda/Berlin), who will shower you inspiration on any instrument he picks up! 3-day workshop - book your place now!
17./18.2.2017 'Wonderworlds' are celebrated at this year's largest European Samba carnival in Bremen, northern Germany. When winter seems to never end, the carnival in Bremen offers something magical. Samba schools and blocos, mindblowing colours and wild masquerades!
2.2.2017 The day of the sea goddess Yemanjá is celebrated every year by thousands of people with much devotion and love. Offerings are presented through the sea and small Candomlé ensembles play on Bahia's beaches honoring her with ritual rhythms.
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!
2.-5.2.2016 capoeiristas - fancy a 4-day capoeira festival in Itapuá / Salvador da Bahia with capoeira Angola, samba de roda, percussion, party! Check out the event!
19.11.2016 Salgueiro is giving a Samba workshop in Cologne! As part of the festival '100 years of Samba', a few ritmistas of the infamous Samba school in Rio are offering a course for advanced sambistas. Book your place for this rare occasion!
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!
Winter workshop time with Dudu Tucci! Pandeiro (modern, fusion, traditional) at PAC Berlin, then Bateria Total at Samba Fieber - 1 week nothing but drumming! In January 2017 you can join an amazing musical trip to Bahia and do percussion workshops, sessions with local bands and Samba holidays in pure pre-carnival vibes!
1.10.-10.11. Authentic beats, professional instruction and pernambucan vibes - Mestre Hugo Leonardo from Nação do Maracatu Leão Da Campina and Coco de Besoura Maganga will be in Europe sharing his huge musical energy - few schedules availabe!
17.+18.9.2016 The 6th edition of the French Samba festival Les nuits frappées de Bruniquel invites all Sambamaniacs to their beautiful castle festival! Samba bands come together to celebrate different Samba styles north of Toulouse in South France.
Kalango Festival booth! 22.-25.9.2016 Registration is still open! 16 top workshops for advanced, intermediate and beginners, different styles for all levels including a master class! The SaSy is unique in Europe - get together!
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