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Bloco Ketu
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Bloco Ketu

June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat 4th June, 11am-6pm Presented in association with Calidoscopio Carnival Drummers This one day workshop will explore how the rhythms of Candomblé (Nação Ketu) have influenced the Bloco’s of Salvador Bahia. By exploring traditional phrasing and rhythms used in the Candomblé Ketu tradition we will develop a new and unique original arrangement. The composition will include unison breaks and solo phrasing for individual instrumental sections. We will also explore the use of rhythmic phrasing within the arrangement encouraging conversation between…

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Burnage Animal Parade
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Burnage Animal Parade

March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that Global Grooves will be featuring in the Big Burnage Animal Parade on Friday 24th March. One of our resident artists, Gordon Banks has been working hard over the last few weeks with children from 2 local primary schools to make 2 giant illuminated animals for the parade. He'll be working with the kids to bring to life stories from animal mythology that has inspired them! Global Grooves will also be performing in the parade with costumes and…

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St Georges Day Parade
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St Georges Day Parade

April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Watch out for Global Grooves at the annual St Georges Day Parade Manchester on 23rd April 2017 in Manchester City Centre! We'll be bringing a small team of musicians and dancers performing the classic GG Brazilian Street Carnival infused with Brass Melody! Many thanks to St Georges Day Parade for inviting us along, we can't wait to help slay the Dragon...

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BA Runway Fun Run
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BA Runway Fun Run

April 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Concord Hanger, Manchester Airport, M90 1QX

On Sunday 30th April, Global Grooves will be bringing a bit of Brazilian Carnival to Manchester Airport and cheering on everyone whose participating in the BA fun run around the Airport. The fun run will be a 6K route in aid of Comic Relief. You can expect to see us in a variety of places along the route with dancers, drummers and costumes from Cabasa Carnival Arts. If you're planning on running for Comic Relief, watch out for our cool Brazilian vibes to get you to…

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Zest Fest at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
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Zest Fest at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Upper Brook St, Manchester, M13 9WL

On Friday 9th June, Global Grooves will be bringing our Carnival spectacular to some very poorly Children at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. We'll be delivering a short roof-top workshop (Manchester weather permitting!) in the morning for everyone there who'd like to be involved and help to make this day super special. We'll be teaching some basic rhythms and moves to whoever would like to participate then providing a costume for performance at lunch time in and around the Hospital.…

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Lights on for Oldham Illuminate!
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Lights on for Oldham Illuminate!

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On Friday 16th February, we’ll be bringing out all of our illuminated puppets to a special night at Oldham Illuminate. If you’ve not seen us in action on the streets before, this will be a fantastic opportunity to see all of our work with local and international artists from the past few years. Expect to be wowed, moved and uplifted as 12 illuminated giants and The Desi Carnival light, dance and drum their path through the streets of Oldham.  …

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