NO EXPERIENCE Required
WHO ARE WE?
SAMBA USA (DBA SAMBA HOUSTON) is a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)(3) that aims to
promote the Brazilian music, dance, and culture through classes, workshops and live performances.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We offer samba percussion classes. NO EXPERIENCE is required.
You may choose one of the five most traditional samba instruments: surdo, tamborim, chocalho, caixa, or repique.
Classes are comprised of weekly online workshops with acclaimed samba percussionists from Batuque Digital, as well as group practices on Saturdays.
Come check it out!
Comprised of acclaimed conductors, aka “mestres”, and directors of the most traditional samba schools from Rio de Janeiro, Batuque Digital is one of the most respected samba percussion groups and music schools in Brazil.
WE LEARN FROM THE BEST!
Serrinha Raiz is an acclaimed Brazilian percussionist that has already directed renowned Samba Schools from Rio de Janeiro, such as: Estácio de Sá and Unidos da Tijuca. Besides his career as Samba School Director, Serrinha has also played with important Samba musicians, like: Jorge Aragão, Monarco, Almir Guineto, and Luiz Carlos da Vila. Recognized for being one of the best percussionists all over the world, he is endorsed by Contemporanea Musical Instruments.
Waguinho do Repique
Waguinho do Repique is one of the top samba players from Brazil and a celebrity in the samba world. Throughout his career, Waguinho has worked as director of important drumming ensembles, such as: Porto da Pedra, Unidos da Tijuca, Viradouro, and Mocidade. During the off season, he travels the world teaching Brazilian samba techniques.