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Dendê Nation Percussion & Music Course

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Dende nation, samba reggae, Brazilian drumming, percussion workshop, drumming workshop, carnival, east london, things to do, arts centre, poplar union, Mile End, bow, tower hamlets, community

Delve into and explore aspects of Afro-Brazilian percussion in this 10 week–course with Dendê Nation, inspired by Afro blocos and capoeira from Brazil.

What to expect

Explore the Dendê sound, learning rhythms and how they fit together to make some of the funkiest grooves on the planet! Test your individuality through your teamwork and listening skills in this supportive and friendly drumming group. All levels welcome.

This course will culminate in a performance on Saturday 20 November celebrating Black Consciousness Day (Dia da Concienca Negra).

About

Dende, percussion and dance workshop at Poplar Union

Dendê Nation is a UK based Samba Reggae Bloco lead by Emmanuel ‘Mac’ McDonald. Samba Reggae is an Afro-Brazilian style of drumming, often seen out on the streets at carnival time, with costumes and dancers. A Bloco can be thought of as a group of people. Influenced and inspired by the Bloco’s of Bahia in the North-East of Brazil, Dendê Nation’s founder, Mac, has worked tirelessly over the past 20 years studying, playing and conversing with Brazilian Masters, teachers and players of this art form to create Dendê Nation’s Samba Reggae sound. All grounded respectfully in the stirring and uplifting rhythms of Afro-Brazil.

Next date: Tue 14 September 6pm-8pm

£80 / £60 conc. for 10-week course | £10 drop-in
Age range: 16+

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