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Black History Month: Samba Drumming Workshop

Music Workshops

Samba Drumming Workshop

Learn to play the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Samba at this lively carnival drumming workshop, taking place online, using everyday objects you can find at home.

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Taking place on Zoom (a link will be sent on the day for those who've registered).
Free - open to all NTU Students

Samba music is loud, fun, dynamic and full of energy and life, but it has a dark history. It originates from Africa, when people were taken to Brazil to work as slaves in the mines and sugar plantations and they brought aspects of their musical culture with them. The music was once banned in Brazil but is now recognised as a fundamental part of the nation's identity and world famous in the Carnival celebrations.

This introduction to Samba drumming workshop will explore the cultural roots of Samba and Samba Reggae as well as learning to play the music as part of a group.

Join this hands on session online with items easily found in the home, for example buckets, tupperware, plastic bottles and tin cans. Click here to download some examples.

This event takes place as part of NTU's Black History Month celebrations.

Click here to register for the free workshop

If you would like more information email the NTU Music team, visit the NTU Music Centre, or telephone 0115 848 4570.

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