Brazilian Carnival Samba WORKSHOPS
for Schools FAQs
What is the School Carnival project?
It’s an inspiring journey through Brazilian culture that we deliver in a variety of formats to suit
Carnival Day - Samba Workshops
Three workshops delivered over the course of a day introducing students to
traditional Brazilian rhythms and instruments. Alternatively, we offer a programme which
includes the Brazilian cultural traditions of percussion, samba dance and capoeira (a
Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music).
As an additional option, our artists can support the students to share their new skills in a
performance for the whole school.
A workshop programme which takes place over five days culminating in a
performance. The programme includes three days of workshops in percussion, samba
dance and capoeira; one day for rehearsal with a performance on day 5.
A workshop programme which typically takes place over 6 weeks (this can
be adapted to suit). Workshops take place one day per week for four weeks, with a rehearsal
in week 5 and performance in week 6.
These are examples of some of the most popular formats for schools but we’re always open
to suggestions! If you have other ideas for a format that would work for you, get in touch to
How many students do you work with?
This is negotiable, but usually up to 30 in each group. We usually work with three groups in a
Are instruments provided?
Yes, we will bring a range of traditional Brazilian percussion instruments.
Are workshops available to all?
Yes, your carnival project can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities; we have run projects
with pupils from reception class to the sixth form. Just let us know if there are specific needs
How are staff involved?
We value the participation of school staff in the workshops. Ideally one member of staff
would work alongside our artist.
We encourage schools to create their own carnival costumes as preparation for the day;
these can be simple head-dresses and masks which the students then wear for the
Can parents take part?
Parents can be invited to the performance and we also offer family workshops as part of our
- "I really enjoyed it... it was a great experience. Thank you!"
- "So much fun! The guys leading were incredible!"
- "I really liked the dancing because I haven't done anything like that before"
- "This makes me want to learn more samba!"
- "I liked the Capoeira best because I liked learning the acrobatics!"
- "The best thing was hearing everyone play together as a group"
- "Everything was so good!"
Samba Drumming Workshops
Each participant will be given a traditional Brazilian instrument and taught different rhythms which will then culminate in a team effort to produce Brazilian carnival sounds as heard on the streets of Rio, Bahia and Sao Paulo.Together we aim to provide you with an unforgettable experience of musical culture and expression.
An outline of a typical school workshop is as follows;
Samba Dance Workshops
We provide various types of dance workshops. Experienced dance teachers will take you through your paces simplifying and breaking down traditional Brazilian dances steps so that they are accessible to all whilst still looking fantastic when put back together. Invigorating and energising dance provides the opportunity for interaction motivated by the vibrant rhythms of Brazil.
Capoeira ( Brazilian Martial Art )
Capoeira was born in the "senzalas", the place where the slaves were kept. It consists of a stylized dance, practiced in a circle called the "roda", with backing music provided by percussion instruments, like the "agogo", the "atabaque", “pandeiro” (the Brazilian equivalent of the tambourine) and the Berinbau as the main instrument that plays the melody
In a nutshell:
Artist introduction to the whole school.
3 x Workshops.
Length of each workshop 1 hour.
Number of workshop per day 3.
Number of children per workshop 30 - We are able to do larger workshops please let me know!
Presentation of the work (Children performances).
Instruments ( we'll provide a great selection of authentic Brazilian percussion instruments suitable for all.
Teachers and staff of your school are welcome to join in.
Samba Workshops for Schools
Samba Schools Carnival Schools Rhythms School Samba Kids
SAMBA WORKSHOPS for Schools with Claudio kron do BRAZIL, authentic Samba drumming / Brazilian percussion workshops with a mile stone of experience! Claudio was born in the first capital of Brazil in the state of Bahia. Bahia was also the place that Samba music and dance was created after the influence in the arrival of African people in Brazil.
Our Samba School Workshops are tailored to accommodating KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 to all schools across Britain and abroad. The workshops provided by us are engaging, interactive, educational and fun. We have delivered over 1000 workshops across schools + Carnival projects in UK in the past 21 years based in UK, West Yorkshire
Using authentic afro-brazilian percussion instruments claudio kron is always ready to share his passion and full driving force of Brazilian Percussion, as well as teaching he will demonstrating how to play and use the instruments and talking in depth about my own culture and tradition. Samba is the most popular music and culture exported from Brazil, samba is part of our daily lives.
The samba was created at sugarcanes plantations in Senzalas (Slaves houses) and Kilombos concentration of slaves in Brazil by our fellow Africans descendants. Since the diaspora Brasil has created many different types and styles of Samba and others, the rhythms patterns for Samba will change like the accents when we speaks depending in which geographically part of Brasil you are. Coming from Bahia where the most popular rhythms is the Samba de Roda, we have created Samba Reggae a movement for the inclusion of black people, bringing music to deprived areas and communities giving it access to people that never thought they could ever play a musical instrument and now we export it to the world.
In my travels to Africa precisely Ghana I experience listen to some traditional music that have the some syncopation and accents as the Samba we celebrate in Brasil the rhythms in Ghana is called Kpanlogo which they use wooden hand crafted drums with a leader skin across the top pretty much as an ATABAQUE instrument from Brasil used in Candombles (Orixas) rituals and Capoeira (Brazilian Martial arts) . I also notice in South America in Dominic Republic (Merrengue) It’s a kind of Samba Reggae played back to front. However the tempo and the mixture of Reggae and Samba are very notable as we experienced similar culture Brazil, Jamaica, Dominic Republic plus.
My closest encounter to Capoeira in Africa is an art from call Ka-Zimba with very close similarities.
Samba comes from the word Semba (Angola) which means touching bellies. Samba music and dance is one of the most popular art form also a very important aspects of the AFRO BRAZILIAN CULTURE MOVEMENT. The dance was created from the suffering of slaves chained by chacos and not been able to spread the feet apart so they started use the movement of reels and toes that creates the samba dance that equivalent ballet to our Brazilian people. Where are oppression always will be rebellion. “Let’s build a safer and free world”. The rest is true history!
Claudio kron and his team has delivered Samba workshops for a number of schools, colleges, universities, communities, festivals, carnivals, all over the world representing the Brazilian embassy. He will always been available to share is cultural background including music anywhere he will be invited too.
Carnival AND Samba in Brasil
SAMBA WORKSHOPS FOR ALL,…
Claudio kron do BRAZIL is a SAMBA MAN in United Kingdom.
He has taught thousands students; receptions, infants, juniors, festival’s, community centres, hospitals, children home, students as a resident teacher, just as one off session or creating his extravaganza CARNIVAL bringing together all the aspects of the Brazil Samba Carnival you’ll find in Brazil in his home land where we are responsible to creating the world biggest Carnival event.
Claudio has been a percussionist for over 3 x decades he’s an active workshop leader who brings a breath of fresh air into the class with great mannerism and skills he will not only teaching but demonstrating all the instruments he brings. Claudio’s childhood passion has always been the arts he tried many things and now he incorporates it all into the music he creates.
As soon we hear from you, your school, establishment we will get back in touch to hear your ideas and follow the path you wanting to go if the right one. If not we’ll happily advise you free of charge and together we will create and build one very memorable event for your school to cherish. The best reason about this kind of event is the fact we will create and make it together.
Samba is the most popular rhythms encountered in Brazil it’s something that everyone does! Everybody can go to streets of Brazil to dance or play an instrument or bang on the table tops, pan or do body percussion. However that don’t mean you are a musician or percussionist that take lots of studies to learn the similarities and differences in the music not only Samba but all RHYTHMS. Samba music was created by the afro Brazilian slaves the African root of the music is very obvious. As Brazil is the fourth nation in the world you will find there are many types of Samba music!
Depending in which region of the country you are the music will change like we change accents for instance: The Samba started in Bahia the first capital of Brazil also my native region of birth. EX of Samba: Samba de Roda, Samba Reggae, Samba Enrredo, Samba de Caboclo, Samba Cancao, Samba Rock, Samba, Barravento, Cabila, Andao to name a few,…