ESCOLA DE BATERIA RIO 2018 - WORKSHOPS FOR RIO STYLE SAMBISTAS
Study with the best percussionists Rio de Janeiro has to offer, attend rehearsals and performances of Samba schools and Blocos, watch amazing shows, sightsee, samba and sit on the beach and chill :)
A SAMBISTA DREAM COMES TRUE - JOIN US AND BE A PART OF IT!
10 days of tuition plus 15 nights accommodation in the Cidade Maravilhosa. The course takes place annually and is designed to wow and inspire you. Not only will you get the chance to study with and play alongside people who create the music you love but also the added bonus of being connected straight into the vast percussion scene in Rio - this could take several trips alone to accomplish. Accommodation is near the beaches!
Past tutors - Monobloco, G.R.E.S Académicos do Salgueiro, Marcos Suzano, Jongo da Serrinha, Nei de Oxossi, Oficina Roda de Samba with Fabiano Salek, DuRio, G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira, G.R.E.S Unidos do Viradouro, Mestre Marrom, Mestre Maurão, Mestre Lolo, Mestre Junior, Rio Maracatu, Batuque Digital, Thalita Santos, Waguinho do Repique, Vitinho Botelho.
Places are strictly limited, please get in touch if you want to join our small group!
About the organiser John Paul (JP):
Young, sympathetic and Samba passionate: JP found his passion for Brazilian music and percussion in particular almost 20 years ago. In 1999, he started playing and learning all the instruments of the bateria and started directing several groups made up of people who are percussion teachers and accomplished musicians. JP is a guest lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire percussion department in the UK, he composes, arranges for baterias as well as playing Afro Cuban percussion.
JP was a member of the Monobloco show band in 2007 / 2008. He paraded with Academicos da Rocinha and Grande Rio and is regularly invited by many mestres de bateria to play in the Grupo Especial.
He is the musical director of several groups (Toque Tambor (15 years), Ziriguidum (8 years), Nova Guarda (6 years) and has produced 2 international, Brazilian carnival encontros at the UK centre for Carnival Arts in Luton / UK.
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