Masterclass in Samba Reggae with Vinícius Silva

Vinicius, workshop leader and percussionist, playing a drum overlooking a beach
  • Sat 17th August 2024
  • 1pm-5pm
  • £15 to £35

The Vale, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, OL5 9JL

Samba Reggae with Vinícius Silva

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Samba Reggae with a workshop led by renowned percussionist Vinícius Silva of Ilê Aiyê.

This comprehensive experience aims to not only teach rhythm and technique but provide insights into the cultural significance of Samba Reggae and its connection to Neguinho do Samba. All levels of playing experience are welcomed.

 

Samba Reggae with Vinícius Silva

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Samba Reggae with a workshop led by renowned percussionist Vinícius Silva of Ilê Aiyê.

This comprehensive experience aims to not only teach rhythm and technique but provide insights into the cultural significance of Samba Reggae and its connection to Neguinho do Samba. All levels of playing experience are welcomed.

About Vinícius:

Vinícius Silva, a seasoned percussionist and conductor renowned for his work with prestigious groups like Olodum and Timbalada, as well as his current roles at Ilê Aiyê Institution and Didá Banda. With a career spanning continents and stages shared with icons such as Elba Ramalho and Carlinhos Brown, Vinícius brings a wealth of expertise to every performance. At the heart of his artistic vision lies the Okan Bàtá Project, a social movement born from immersive workshops in 2019. Through this project, Vinícius empowers teenagers and young adults from marginalized Salvador neighborhoods to express themselves through original compositions and socially conscious lyrics, taking their vibrant sound from the streets of Pelourinho to audiences worldwide.

Drawing inspiration from the legendary Mestre Neguinho do Samba, Vinícius embodies boldness, vibrancy, and a deep connection to tradition. As a member, teacher, and conductor at Ilê Aiyê, he is dedicated to spreading the rich story and history of Samba Reggae to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

With over 25 years of experience in samba, Vinícius offers workshops for schools, companies, and tourists, as well as private percussion classes. As the founder of Okàn Batá, he mentors young adults and teenagers in Pelourinho, drawing on his extensive travels and collaborations with musicians around the world.

Join Vinícius on a transformative musical journey, where tradition meets innovation and rhythms resonate with the heart. Let’s collaborate to reach new heights through immersive workshop that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Salvador, Bahia, and beyond.

 

What to Expect:

Join Vinícius for an immersive workshop experience where you’ll not only master rhythm and technique but also gain a deep understanding of the cultural significance of Samba Reggae and its ties to Neguinho do Samba. Here’s what to expect:

– Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical context of Samba Reggae, exploring its Afro-Brazilian roots.

– Discover the pioneering contributions of Neguinho do Samba to the Samba Reggae movement and its evolution.

– Dive into fundamental aspects of Samba Reggae, including rhythmic patterns and musical structures.

– Learn a diverse range of Samba Reggae / Samba Afro rhythms and Vinícius’ original compositions, prioritising authenticity and tradition.

– Receive detailed explanations of each rhythm and opportunities to practice, building confidence and precision in drumming techniques.

– Capture the workshops’ insights by recording the class via audio or video for future reference and continued practice.

 

Instrumentation: Surdo, Dobra, Caixa, Repique and Timbau (instruments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Timbau may be most suitable for players with hand drumming experience.

 

Sons dos Santos, is an energetic Samba Reggae initiative based in the West Midlands, fueled by the lively rhythms of Salvador, Bahia. Under the mentorship of Vinícius Silva from Ilê Aiyê and Viviam Caroline from Yaya Muxima, formerly of Banda Dida Feminina, we’re more than just a musical endeavor; we’re a cultural force committed to honoring the essence and traditions of each beat. With a deep respect for the legacy of Neguinho do Samba, we’re dedicated to spreading our passion for the music and culture to all.

This summer, we reach a significant milestone as Mestre Vinícius Silva visits our shores for the first time, ready to spark the rhythm in each of us. Are you prepared to be part of this historic occasion with Sons dos Santos?

If you’re seeking to infuse your rhythms with a fresh, authentic vitality, your search ends here with Vinícius Silva, a seasoned musician boasting over 25 years of experience.

 

Time:

1pm-5pm (arrive 12:30pm)

Venue:

The Vale (theatre space), Unit 2 Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL5 9JL

Access:

If you have any access requirements to be able to attend, please complete the form at the base of this page, or let us know via email or phone ([email protected] / 01618706895).

 

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