Samba – Fen Funk Bateria

Feb 26

Start Tuesday
26-02-2019, 06:00pm

End Tuesday
26-02-2019, 08:00pm

Venue Boston College Sam Newsom Centre

Cost Free

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After debuting at the 2018 Boston Illuminate Festival, Fen Funk Bateria want to welcome you to try your hand!

Chris Lewis-Jones, founder of Sambawamba (carnival arts company), former Mestre of Nottingham School of Samba and currently Director of Zaboombanova Bateria, has been commissioned by Transported to run regular percussion classes to create a new community Bateria, or drumming group.

The bateria participants have been exploring samba-reggae, afoxé, maracatu and batucada samba rhythms, which they showed off for the first time at the Illuminate festival in Boston on Thursday 29th November.

The instruments used (so far) are all Brazilian. The heart beat of the bateria is the bass drum known as the surdo, which marks the on-beats. The off beats are played on a snare drum known as the caixa. Other instruments include, tambourims, timblas, repiniques, a variety of shakers, agogo and cowbells. Chris hopes that by the end of the project South Lincolnshire will possess a cracking bateria that will be self-sustaining and will enhance arts festivals and community events across the region well into the future.

As of the 2nd April; the group meets at Boston College’s Sam Newsome Centre ( PE21 6HT) from 6pm to 8pm every Tuesday. All welcome (no experience needed)! Please note that the sessions do not run outside of term time – check our calendar for details.

To express your interest or for more information, contact Nick Jones on


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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