SOLD OUT Samba drumming workshop

Nov 18

Start Saturday
18-11-2023, 01:00pm

End Saturday
18-11-2023, 04:00pm

Venue Blackfriars Arts Centre

Cost Free

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It wouldn’t be the annual Illuminate parade each year with a brilliant live samba batteria walking in the procession, bringing the beat, and this year we’re invited you to be a part of it. 

In previous years, we have worked with Boston secondary students to teach them samba, usually their first experience of it, in 2023, as well as working with students again, we are now inviting Boston residents to a free workshop and to be in the parade.

On Saturday 18th November, you will have the opportunity to work with samba Mestre Chris Lewis-Jones, former Artistic Director of Sambawamba International Carnival Arts Company.   

Participants will be introduced to a number of rhythms and patterns from Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond, which will be used to create an arrangement that we’ll perform, together with lots of other drummers, at the Illuminate procession on Thursday 23rd!

All over 18s welcome. No previous experience necessary, All instruments provided.

Saturday 18th November,
Blackfriars Arts Centre
Over 18s only
Booking required: 

This activity is part of the Boston T Party Illuminate Parade 2023, celebrating Transported’s 10th year and commemorating the 250th anniversary of the historic Boston Tea Party. Find out more about the event and other activities here:

The events are possible thanks to an Arts Council England National Lottery Grant, Transported, Curiosity Creators and Boston Borough Council.

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Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.  The programme is overseen by the Centre of Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, and is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

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