The Edinburgh Samba School presents a showcase of Afro-Brazilian percussion and dance with tutors Ravin 'Raz' Jayasuriya (percussion), Marcia Magliari (dance) from Ẹdùn Ará - bloco de carnaval
This workshop will offer participants a chance to develop their dancing and drumming skills, gain an insight into traditional Afrobrazlian and Afrocuban music & dance and learn about the Orixas (deities) from Candomblé (Brazil) and Santeria (Cuba). The material that we’ll work on has a theme (or themes)
reflecting the African heritage found in Afrobrazilian & Afrocuban music.
Participant levels: from intermediate
The percussion grooves are colourful, energetic & melodic and played on Brazilian carnival instruments; surdos, repiniques, snares, tamborims, bells, shakers and timbas. We will provide tops for the drummers who'll be required to bring their own instrument and white trousers.
Participant levels: prior experience of African/Brazilian Dance.
The choreography, arranged to fit the music, draws on different aspects of traditional and modern dance from Brazil. We will provide costumes for the dancers.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (times approximate)
* 10 to 11.30 am - 1st separate session
* 11.45 am to 1 pm - 2nd separate session
* 1 to 2 pm - lunch (shops/cafes close by on Great Junction Street)
* 2 to 3.30 pm - 3rd separate session
* 3.45 to 5 pm - combined session
Please bring water and wear loose clothing.
From 7pm to late
We are taking over the Biscuit Factory for an evening of music and dance. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to showcase the piece they've learnt during the day. We will also have live music from TESS and guests and a bar.