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1 - 2 Days Holly Prest Open Level

Sat 22nd April Please note tickets for the course on Sat 1st April are no longer available. DANCE Following on from a brilliant workshop last year, Global Grooves are pleased to announce an exciting new workshop to enjoy and explore Afro-Brazilian dance with Adriana Rosso. This class is for anyone who is curious about Brazilian […]

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Festa de Yemanjá

1 day Leon Patel Open Level

Festa de Yemanjá

A day of percussion, song and dance for Yemanjá

Join Adriana Rosso and Leon Patel to explore the beautiful movements, songs and rhythms of Yemanjá. In this full day voyage of discovery participants will have the opportunity to join the music or dance sessions learning together several arrangements that will join forces at the end of the day in a celebration of drumming, song and dance to pay homage to the goddess of the Oceans Yemanjá.  Please note limited places are available for this workshop.

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Funk It Up 2

Suggested Contribution: £20.00
2 days Leon Patel Open Level
FUNK IT UP 7th & 8th September 2019 PLEASE NOTE THAT SIGN UP FOR FUNK IT UP 2 IS NOW CLOSED. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOR DETAILS OF FUTURE EVENTS.  We call our Carnival community to join our FLOCK and spread the love as part of an incredible parade at Festival of the Sky.  Since its first [...]
Journey of the Orixas

Join the Global Grooves Bloco and workshop delivery team!

Ongoing Applications Leon Patel Advanced

Calling all performers, producers, crew and workshop leaders! Join the Global Grooves Bloco and workshop delivery team! GG is seeking a team of artists to form our brand new Carnival Bloco, kicking off with a hot season of festivals and events all over the UK this summer! Please note this call out is for advanced […]

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Batukada Academy

From: £10.34 / month
Weekly Eraldo Marques Open Level
Batukada Academy – Global Grooves
Love drumming? Love Samba? You’ll love Batukada Academy ! Led by internationally renowned

Creating Carnival 2017: The Desi Carnival

2 Days Leon Patel Open Level

We’re please to announce a new Carnival presentation for 2017: The Desi Carnival This summer we will see the birth of a breathtaking new carnival performance created in partnership with Manchester Mega Mela, Cabasa Carnival Arts, The Vale, Bhangracise and funded by Arts Council England. The project will bring together over 100 community performers, and numerous makers to share in a […]


The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – Perform! (8 Jun)

1 day Leon Patel Open Level

Can You Do Something Incredible? Calling all dancers, drummers, and brass players! On Friday 8th June, Global Grooves will be bringing a Carnival spectacular to some very poorly Children at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. You’re invited to join us and help bring Carnival magic to the staff and patients of the hospital. In the morning, we’ll deliver a short roof-top […]


Pandeiro Course

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June 2Hrs Leon Patel Open Level

Global Grooves: A Short Course in Pandeiro Wednesday 7th June – Wednesday 28th June 7.00-9.15pm £40 FULL / £35 CONCESSIONS / £12 PER SESSION Global Grooves is proud to announce its third short course in pandeiro. This four-week course gives an introduction to playing the national instrument of Brazil, helping players to develop their set-up […]


Creating Carnival Singapore

12th - 18th February Leon Patel Open Level

Creating Carnival Singapore 2017 We are pleased to announce our second Creating Carnival Singapore programme. The Global Grooves team will be delivering a series of percussion, dance and song master-classes and workshop in collaboration with the numerous carnival collectives based in the City. The programme will feature open workshops in partnership with Singapura Dub Club […]


Do Something Incredible!

9am-1pm Leon Patel Open Level

WE NEED YOUR HELP Can you do something incredible for The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital? Global Grooves will be bringing a Carnival celebration to some very poorly children and we need your help! Can you spare 4 hours to do something incredible? WHERE: Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital WHEN: Friday 9th June 9am-1pm We’d love to see […]


Percussion & Songs of the Orishas – Residential

3 - 4 Days Leon Patel Open Level

This weekend aims to provide an insight into some of the connections, similarities and differences between the music of the Orishas in Cuba and Brazil. It will establish strong building blocks to aid continued study of the ritual praise rhythms that have developed independently in both countries. Each rhythm will be built in relation to clave and the function of each drum of the ensemble. The role and voice of the speaking drum in many of its different forms, rum, caja, iya, yanofo, will be explained and examples of phrases and conversations given. Songs will also be taught for each of the praise rhythms and we will spend time strengthening the familiarity and ability with singing and playing at the same time.


RHS Tatton – With Cabasa Carnival Arts (20 Jul)

1 day Leon Patel

The Great Garden Carnival is back at RHS Tatton. Global Grooves is pleased to announce that we will be teaming up with Cabasa Carnival Arts once again for our annual drum bashing and flower worshiping adventure to bring some lovely Carnival vibes to visitors to Tatton Flower Show. We would love to see you there! […]