2 Hrs – 16+
This workshop teaches music used in Brazilian Carnival Traditions used mainly in Rio De Janeiro the birthplace of Samba, and Bahia which is home to Afro-Brazilian parade traditions such as Afoxe and Samba Reggae.
We can cater for up to 20 participants and provide a history of the styles, basic playing technique and patterns and sheet music.
This workshop is good if: Your group wants to understand Brazilian Carnival music and the dynamics and structures of Brazilian carnival drumming.
This workshop can be adapted for different purposes and can be used both in a school/university context or for participants who want to create their own samba groups and would like some simple structures to get started.
“The drumming workshops by Pumpkin Jigsaw are great fun and sometimes I leave with the feeling of wanting more! Xi-mali keeps the teaching environment very friendly and relaxed, whilst still keeping us at pace and in sync with each other both in music and in energy.” – Renata
Writing and You!
1.5 hrs Either for young people or for 18+
In person or Online
Equipment: Pen and Paper
The Writing and You! workshops are all about cultivating a passion for creative writing in your life. Aimed at groups the writing brings about short exercises that bring ideas, connection, both with you and the written word and also a connection to the group you are with as we share this space together.
This workshop is good for you if: You would like more confidence in writing. Would like to learn more creative writing styles, would like to connect more with a group.
“The workshops led by Xi-mali and Isa are encouraging, engaging and enjoyable. Having simple briefs and timed exercises has helped me reconnect with the pleasure of creative writing, undermining the deamons of perfectionism and procrastination that often pounce preceding pencil pressing paper.” – Ben