Samba Drumming Workshop
Students will learn about the exciting music of Brazilian drumming in this interactive workshop. They will gain hands-on experience with samba – the music of Bahia and Carnival. Brazilian drumming concepts such as polyrhythm, the importance of community in a drumming percussion ensmble and the role of music in everyday life are explored. The culminating event is a concert performed by all of the students participating in the residency!
Samba Drumming can also be offered as a post-performance workshop.
Virtual adapation available live online via your school's remote learning platform in three formats:
- In-person learners with access to drums can access live virtual lessons from their music classroom
- At-home learners or classrooms without samba drums can follow Marcus's instruction to make duct-tape bucket drums
- Students can learn to play Samba rhythms without instruments using body percussion.
Audience Limit: 15
Curriculum Connection: Music, Percussion, Brazilian Music, Brazilian Culture, Street/Festival Music
Minimum of 2 workshops per day
2 Workshops: $500
Additional or Post Performance Workshops: $200
Residency Workshops: $150-$350
Planning fee based upon scope of residency.
What is a residency?
Travel: $75 per day
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Virtual (live online): School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.
-1 reserved parking space
-Bottled water, or access to water
-A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs, ( more required for more than 15 students)
-For workshops in small indoor rooms, we recommend 15 or fewer participants
-We request active participation from all staff members present in the workshop