A new musical direction for the African Sambistas

We’ve got some exciting news for Bristol bagpipe enthusiasts. Our beats have always been about a cultural fusion, being based on Brazilian samba which itself can be traced to African roots and with some more recent hip hop and drum and bass influences. We’ve been working on extending this with the addition of some celtic elements. We’ve hooked up with the Bristol based Drone On collective and will be working on three pieces for a project called “Drone and Bass”. We’re going to develop some afro celtic choregraphy for the pieces. If you know any aspiring players then we are holding a bagpipe and beats workshop later in the year.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

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