Spring Into Samba

Learn new beats from Brazil

15 and 19 February, 10am-4pm

Spring into Samba

Monday 15 February 2016 | 10am-4pm | FREE
The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Road Morecambe LA3 1QT


Friday 19 February 2016 | 10am-4pm | FREE 
Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, BB12 0AN - FULLY BOOKED!

Come to the one nearest to where you live!

A day to learn the fundamentals of samba and more advanced techniques from three expert tutors. 

For beginners and more experienced percussionists. 

Open to 8-18 year olds

FREE! Please bring your own lunch. 

Big beats with big bands! 


Leon Patel (Artistic Director, Global Grooves) - Leon Patel is at the helm of Global Grooves, having committed over a decade to sharing his passion and knowledge of percussion and song from around the world - Brazilian, South Asian, West African, Cuban, and Western musical styles to name a few. As well as laying claim to the loudest timba slap in the West, Leon regularly holds master classes and short courses to share his decades of study and performance techniques with students all over the UK. He has studied with various international percussion ensembles in Brazil, West Africa and India and toured with Batucada Sound Machine in 2011. Leon’s directorship of Global Grooves, Meninos Oldham, Bangdrum Workshops, and numerous UK ensembles has facilitated the development of international percussion-driven music in the UK.

Ben McCabe (More Music) - Ben McCabe is a drummer and french horn player who’s worked for More Music and Baybeat Carnival Band since 1999. He also directs Off the Rails big band as well as playing kit with Natural Causes, Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests and Striding Edge Ceilidh Band. First samba experience was a workshop with Dave Hassell in Manchester where he fell in love with the buzz of interweaving rhythms coming together.

Abbey Blackledge (Lancashire Music Service) - Abbey is a Percussion teacher who's worked for LMS since 2000, mainly delivering classroom music opportunities to pupils from reception to year six. She directs the samba bands and steel bands at two Music Centres. Abbey has a passion for introducing youngsters to music and ensuring it captures their hearts. Abbey is part of the LMS extend management team, helping schools and staff evaluate music provision, plan for its development and strive for a quality musical education for all learners.

Book your free place at Eventbrite by choosing one venue below:

More Music, Morecambe 15 February 2016

FULLY BOOKED!!- Burnley College Friday 19 February 2016