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Brazilian Samba I

A comprehensive course that teaches music and song from one of the world’s most beautiful art forms.

In this course, students will explore many styles of samba from different parts of Brazil. They will examine its history and take a look at some of the country’s most important performers of the art form including Fundo de Quintal, Zeca Pagodinho, Paulinho da Viola, Cartola, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Leila Pinheiro, Elis Regina, and others. Students will perform and study music and poetry, using the percussion instruments of the Samba de Raiz (sometimes known as Pagode) style, including: pandeiro, rebolo, tamborim, cuica, reco-reco, agogo, surdo, chocalho, cavaquinho (4 string guitar) and others. We will also study the instruments and techniques of the samba tradition from the famed Brazilian Carnaval, known as Samba Enredo. All instruments are provided, although students may easily purchase their own from a local retailer, if desired. This is an excellent course for those interested in becoming more familiar with samba’s roots and for those wanting to improve their musical expression through vocalizing and percussive techniques.

Instructor Alan Canadense and special guests from Toronto’s sambista community.

Instruments provided.

Next session starts January 24th.

For more info and to register click here ( or call 416-408-2824

All classes take place at The Royal Conservatory of Music, 90 Croatia St. (across from Dufferin Mall).


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