30 years Coburg Samba Festival - congratulations! After a long break, this year's Samba Festival returns to the heart of Coburg with international bands and guests from Germany, all of Europe and Brazil. This year you will unfortunately have to manage without our Kalango stall.
And a very Happy Birthday to the Sandungueros! The hosts of the 8th +KSamba Festival in Mallorca are turning 20. A delightful Samba festival in the heart of Mallorca, nestled in the narrow streets of Lloseta, drum feel like at the Pelourinho!
Literally Mega - hundreds of ritmistas and passistas meet at the end of July for one of Europe's top Samba highlights. Not far from Lisbon and right on the shoreline of Sesimbra with magnificent beaches and the mighty Atlantic Ocean - massive, crazy, beautiful!
DuettO: Level up your repinique playing and learn from the pros! Lucas and Hebert are the ultimative killer duo on the repinique. After a longer break, they are finally touring Europe again! You can book them for a workshop between 13.6.-6.8.2022.
Ever wanted to learn from a total Samba pro from Rio? Gabriel Lopes (Monobloco) is touring Europe from April to June 2022 offering 2 different workshops. All levels are welcome, Gabriel will find plenty of fabulous Samba input to enhance your group performance. Save the date!
The Festa de Iemanjá is one of Salvador's most important summer celebrations. Every year on February 2nd, the beaches of Praia Vermelha in Salvador da Bahia turn into a ceremonial celebration area where offerings are made and much music is played. Read more about this tradition in our article.
19.2.-6.3.'22 - For the first time, there will be a Bahia Connection workshop on Tenerife. The musical journey under mestre Volker Conrath (Bloco Explosão Berlin, Bahia Connection Germany) includes a 5-day course with public performances and a visit to the legendary carnival in Santa Cruz. Register now!
5-7.11.2021 For pandeiro fans or those who want to become one - workshop weekend in Berlin with Dudu Tucci: learn modern and traditional techniques, e.g. mixing samba or baião with funk, transferring Maracatu rhythms to the pandeiro or developing new grooves.
Finally, light on the festival horizon! The SaSy Berlin confidently invites the European Samba scene to celebrate its 1/4-century anniversary in Berlin. A whole weekend with a wide range of outstanding workshops and concerts - sadly also their final edition.
Freiburg frame drum festival! Once again, the Tamburi Mundi 2021 is hosting top-class workshops with instructors from all over the world, all friends of frame drums (including the Brazilian pandeiro!) are very welcome to take part.
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!
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday Sambanale! 126.96.36.1999: 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.
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!
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