Category Archives: Drumming

Shrine Drum – Museum Crush

Shrine drum, Bakongo (Vili) peoples, Kingdom of Kongo, Central Africa. © RAMM   Donated in 1866 by Dartmouth shipbuilder Richard Redway whose brother Thomas had a fleet of trading ships that went to Africa. Although it states on the drum … Continue reading

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paradiddle, an open-source 3D-printed drumming prosthesis by dominic siguang ma

‘paradiddle’, an essential rudiment of drum beats, is an open-source 3D-printed upper-extremity prosthesis designed specifically for amputee drummer by young china-born and USA-based designer dominic siguang ma. to develop unique features that would allow the drummer to play more intuitively and comfortably, the designer worked … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Drumming: Researchers Discover the Secrets of Drumming & The Human Brain – Open Culture

An old musician’s joke goes “there are three kinds of drummers in the world—those who can count and those who can’t.” But perhaps there is an even more global divide. Perhaps there are three kinds of people in the world—those … Continue reading

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The Storming

Manchester School of Samba as part of The Storming by Humberto Vélez, an event at the former Cornerhouse for Home in 2015.

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Midwinter Carnival 2015 (Dunedin) New Zealand

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MSS play Acoustic Amnesty!

We are playing this next week (despite the fact they can’t get our name right)!

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NHS299 Sunday 29th September 2013

The Musicians Union Bateria uplifting the crowd of 50.000 to 70,000 protesters at the Save Our NHS Rally to protest the way the Conservative Party has treated it and the country on the first day of their Party Conference this … Continue reading

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Whitworth Weekending

We were brought in to lead the crowd from the various delights happening in Whitworth Park to mark the first time the Art Gallery closes in 125 years (whilst they build a huge extension to the building) as part of … Continue reading

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The Rhythm The City 7pm

We receive a steady stream of enquiries at the moment asking whether new people can join Manchester School of Samba (MSS). The answer is a most affirmative yes (rather than “yes but…”). We enjoy the excellent, energetic and accessible choreography … Continue reading

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Manchester Day Parade 2013

We have been busy preparing for the biggest parade of the year here in my home city of Manchester, The Manchester Day Parade. Modelled on American and Irish events it aims to celebrate the communities, diversity and creativity of the … Continue reading

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