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Percussion Workshop with Dendê Bloco

Dende, percussion and dance workshop at Poplar Union
Dende, percussion and dance workshop at Poplar Union

Come and learn Afro-Brazilian percussion with Mac, leader of the Samba Reggae crew, Dendê Nation. Rejoicing and rebellious, uplifting and fun – these weekly sessions will share the rhythms of Northeast Brazil and get you dancing!

About Samba Reggae

Samba Reggae is a musical movement from Salvador, Bahia in the north east of Brazil. Inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States of America, this mixture of Samba from Brazil and Reggae from Jamaica made an infectious fusion in which their Afro-Brazilian heritage can be explored and spread to many others.

Influenced by the Afro and Samba Reggae blocos of Northeast Brazil, Dendê Nation also has influences of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop and funk fused respectfully into the stirring and uplifting rhythms of Afro-Brazil.

Photo credit Vero Leopoldinho