It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our annual trip to Bahia this June due to COVID19. The safety of our students and staff are our top priority and for this reason we will be postponing our plans until next June. We hope you can join us then! In the meantime, stay well!
Travel to Salvador, Bahia with master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dende Macedo
Dates: June 20th - July 4, 2020 (one or two week sessions available)
Join master Afro-Brazilian percussionist on a journey to the cradle of Afro-Brazilian culture, Salvador, Bahia. Over a one or two week period, spend your days studying intensively with Dende and other guest master teaching artists, enjoying the beaches and Afro-Brazilian cuisine. Spend your nights taking in shows of bands like Olodum, Ile Aiye and Dende's alma mater Timbalada. Attend a candomble ceremony during the Festa do Caboclo, visit the city of Cachoeira and perform together with Samba Fugueirao during the Festa de Sao Joao!
Register now by clicking the link below. Rates include hotel stay and daily ground transportation to and from classes in the Pelourinho. Alternate packages are available.
Pricing: $950 for one week, $1900 for two. Pricing is based on double occupancy and does not include airfare. Payments can be made via Square or check.
Testemonials from previous years:
The trip / workshop organized by Mamadele Productions and led by Mestre Dende is a unique opportunity to learn about Brazilian culture, the origins of Brazilian afro-beats and engage with top percussion instructors from Salvador. There is something for beginners to seasoned drummers. As a Brazilian native I can tell you that it was a cultural experience that few Brazilians will ever have an opportunity to partake in such a short time frame. Salvador is a beautiful city with a long history. Dende is amazing in weaving the history of the city with the history of the music we hear today. He connects the dots from the Candomble houses started by slaves brought from Africa to contemporary beats heard in the streets and clubs of Salvador.