Come to a lovely free gig of awesome drumming and dancing and Brazilian music:
(Tom DG – you have to come because you live round the corner!)
Maracatu and Samba Reggae Drum and Dance Workshops every month with Umbela Arts
Lets kick start the year with the first rehearsals for Maracatu and Samba Reggae, start 2011 with a bang!
Umbela Arts Presents…FESTA UMBELA!
Kicking off from 7.30pm, Umbela Arts host their regular residency; an entertainment filled evening which is totally FREE!
Our DJ’s will bring you the best in African, Brazilian and World Music. You will not be able to stop yourself from dancing!!
Dance performances to live drumming to amaze you and get your senses overflowing, and guess what, we haven’t stopped there, as there will also be live music from two of London’s finest Brazilian bands bringing roots music from North East Brazil to dazzle you!
Come to RICH MIX Cultural Foundation and party the night away with us!
REMEMBER IT’S FREE, BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
There is also a dance and drumming workshop beforehand to which you all most welcome!
On Sunday 30th January 2011, two Carnival Groups based in London: Maracatu Estrela do Norte and Bloco-Afro ERI OKAN, will be hosting open workshops at Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA Map. The classes will be in traditional drumming and dancing from the North East of Brazil, in preparation for Notting Hill Carnival 2011.
These classes are part of a series of monthly sessions that finish in August 2011.
Participation in the workshops does not oblige anyone to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival, and likewise, if there are people who would like to take part in carnival but cannot make all the sessions, that’s OK too!
1pm – 3pm – Maracatu drumming
3.30pm – 5.30pm – Samba Reggae drumming
1pm – 2.30pm- Maracatu dance THERE WILL BE NO MARACATU DANCE LESSON DUE TO TEACHER SHORTAGE.
3.30pm-5pm – Afro Brazilian dance
Classes are £6 each. (£10 for two, if also participating in another class on the same day)