Samba Drumming Residency

Artist: Grooversity
Type: Residency
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: 6-12
Scheduling Request

Students will learn about the exciting music of Brazilian drumming in this interactive workshop. They will gain hands-on experience with samba – the music of Bahia and Carnival. Brazilian drumming concepts such as polyrhythm, the importance of community in a drumming percussion ensmble and the role of music in everyday life are explored. The culminating event is a concert performed by all of the students participating in the residency!

Samba Drumming can also be offered as a post-performance workshop.

Virtual adapation available live online via your school's remote learning platform in three formats:

  • In-person learners with access to drums can access live virtual lessons from their music classroom
  • At-home learners or classrooms without samba drums can follow Marcus's instruction to make duct-tape bucket drums
  • Students can learn to play Samba rythmns without insruments using body percussion.

Length: 45 Minutes
Participant Limit: 15
Curriculum Connection: Music, Percussion, Brazilian Music, Brazilian Culture, Street/Festival Music

Single Online Workshop: $200


In-Person or Online Residency

  • Must schedule at least three workshops in one day.
  • Minimum of 5 workshops/group for residency with culminating student performance
  • Single workshops/group available without culminating performance.
  • Planning Fee based upon scope of residency

(In-person) Travel fee: $75/day

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts

Virtual (live online): School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.



  • 1 reserved parking space
  • At least one adult in the room for support

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