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Samba-Reggae Drumming and Dance with Dendê Nation

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Due to popular demand, Mac Dendê is back, leading another 8-week course of Afro-Brazilian percussion and dance workshops. This is a rare chance to learn Samba Reggae drumming and dance together, respectfully taught in full and uplifting sessions.

What to expect

Drumming with Mac – 7pm-8pm

Mac, leader of the Samba Reggae crew Dendê Nation, respectfully teaches Bahia’s Afro-Brazilian bloco traditions, with fun and uplifting percussion sessions that are rebellious and rejoicing! Drums are provided.

Dancing with Veronica – 8pm-9.30pm (beginning on 10 October)

Veronica Leopoldino invites you to jump, shake and sweat as samba reggae (along with Ijexa and other Orixas beats and movements), will lift your spirits and connect your body with the beats of the Afro Blocos of Salvador!

The drummers from the 7pm session will accompany these dance classes, putting it into practice for the performance in November.

Course dates: 

Wednesdays 12, 19 September, 10, 17, 24 October & 7, 14, 21 November

End of course performance

During the course, you will be working towards a collaborative performance at Poplar Union on Friday 23 November, and will be joined by singer Noga Ritter and other guests.

Find out more and book your tickets here!

Wed 21 November Drumming: 7pm-8pm | Dancing: 8pm-9.30pm

Various prices
Age range: 11+

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