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Workshop - Sessions - Holidays - in Brazil

09.01. - 18.01.2023

The offer is dependent on the current Corona situaltion!
If you are interested, please let us know. The requests will be collected and the guesthouse will be informed about the reservations.
If the workshop should not take place due to the Corona Pandemic, the cancellation is of course free of charge.

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  Salvador - Bahia - Percussion Workshop

In Bahia, The Bay of All Saints, that’s where it all happens when it comes to music, and that is exactly the motto for this workshop. The eleven-day workshop offers four hours of lessons on each of ten days in a group with a limited number of participants, and leaves a lot of time to enjoy Salvador and its beach nearby.

The workshop takes place in two phases. In the mornings we’ll be focussing on the playing technique for the individual instruments, like the xekere, pandeiro or timba.
In the second phase we’ll be learning various Samba-Raggae styles, modern grooves, Batucada and original compositions by Dudu Tucci.
Evening sessions are also being planned at the Pelourinho with the local group Kizumba, so that participants will also have the opportunity to take part in the musical life of the city.

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Extra Activities
Because the workshop will be taking place directly at the famous Pelourinho, the symbolic heart of Samba-Raggae and of Candomblé, you will be able to discover a lot of interesting sites and unusual features by taking a walk through the picturesque Old Town after the workshop. The sounds of music and beating drums constantly fill the air.
Here you’ll find groups that just rehearse on the streets, as well as evening concerts by established bands beside Afro-Brazilian museums and galleries that provide information about the culture and people. This is exactly where our workshop takes place. Right in the middle of the vibrant life of this city, where you can experience the colorful buzz of the locals’ activities firsthand.
We can also attend concerts or Candomblé ceremonies together with Dudu..
Before and After the Workshop
We offer a special service, free of charge, for participants who wish to come a little earlier, relax, and get to know Salvador beforehand. Excursions to the beach, walks through the city, and going to concerts before the workshop starts - all this opens us to Salvador’s unique experience and lets us immerse in its wonderful atmosphere.
We like to use our long years of experience and friendly contacts in Bahia to help participants gain access to Bahia’s rich cultural life.

The workshop takes place right in the exciting pre-Carnival phase, providing us with the opportunity to actually see (and hear!) the rehearsals of the great „Blocos“: Timbalada, Olodum, Ilé Ayê or Filhos de Gandhy! This is the time when the entire Old Town is full of music, in a regular fever of expectation prior to the huge celebration.

Salvador da Bahia
Salvador has been especially influenced and affected by African tradition, so whoever wants to get acquainted with the Afro-Braziliani culture will find an endless bounty of music, percussion, dance, religious ceremonies and museums.
Bahia’s entire Old Town has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites.

Guest House
Our guest house lies in the center of the Old Town with a beautiful view of Salvador da Bahia. In neat 2-bed rooms with shower/WC and TV, a garden and swimming pool, it offers a relaxing oasis of enjoyment and wellness. Directly on the scene and still a place to pull back and enjoy peace and quiet. Friends can come along for a holiday. (Please enquire about the cost.)

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09.01. - 18.01.2023

Included in the price are: 10-day workshop with 4 hours of lessons daily. 10 Overnights in 2-bed Apartments incl. a hearty breakfast.

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1250 €
single-room supplement 195 €
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Comments of participants
"What an inspirational 10 days with Dudu and Krista in Salvador de Bahia. Not only drumming but feeling welcome and at home. Making samba together  and learning a lot about the culture. Dudu and Krista are such lovely and caring hosts that we had a super experience, more than just a workshop or holiday. Thanks Dudu and Krista we had a wonderful time." Hans Angeline en Rens
A wonderfull time I had  in Dudu Tucci's workshop in Salvador. A deeper understandig of the Brazilian rhytms and their origins were combined with a lot of practice. Learned and played a lot, it was big fun! Techniques were introduced how to play different instruments, eg. the pandeiro. In no time the members were forged into a swinging group, having lots of fun! Dudu thank you for your excellent teachings and Krista for good organisation of all. A fantastic time together with the group. So thankful being in this wonderful place in Salvador, the heart of the samba! 
Henk, the Netberlands 
Dear Sambafriends, what an unforgetable experience were those 10 days with you all. I'm now sitting in 'our' garden in de posada ......
for the last hour before we have to go to the airport. I loved being here with you all. Dudu' s samba lessons, Krista's hospitality it was a warm bath in wich I  could experience not only new samba songs playing together but allso,thanx to the loving effort of Dudu and Krista, getting to know a small part of beautifull Brasil. Salvador, the city, the food, the friendly people, the culture, the history, the music❤
My heart is open for Samba, for Brasil thanx to you all.
Dudu and Krista you were the best
A huge thank you to Dudo and Christa for the two-week workshop in Bahia. A really unforgettable experience: beside the workshop itself and the flawless organization, I can't leave behind the stay in a very beautiful pousada surrounded by nice and warm people.// S.
Summer, palm trees, sunshine - what could be better than this? Well, a workshop with Dudu and a lot of other lovely people on top! What would be a better place to get to know, love and play Brazilian music than at the very roots of its beginnings? Probably nowhere. And this trip takes you to the very roots in a lot of ways. An experience I'll be drawing energy from long into the future, and one I look forward to repeating. // J. from Berlin
The Pelourinho with its very own charm, Bahian food and drink, but much more the workshop in a lovely, bright, and cheerful group, several impressive concerts and musical encounters with other musicians - all of this made the trip a very special experience. Big thanks to Krista and Dudu. I'll be having sweet memories of this travel experience for a long time to come, and can well imagine doing it again.// Rainer
…what we experienced there on the human, musical and many other levels, I cannot describe, so I carry it within me as a treasure. I was and am still deeply touched by so much openness, movement, rhythm, exchange, intimacy and distance that I can only say: I would do this trip, this workshop, again immediately and if I have the good fortune of experiencing that amazing network of support again, it won‘t be the last time... // ate logo Elke
What a more beautiful way to start the year? I know nothing better! A workshop full of relish, warm-hearted encounters with Brazilians, and friendly life within the group, the way I like it. Blocos drummers right up close for hands-on work with a first-class programm. Sitting under the starry sky with nice people, gazing at the man in the moon, being caressed by the wind, lazing in a hammock under palm trees. The trip with all of you was indescribably beautiful for me. Muito obrigada. I can well imagine going here a third time. // daguimar
I cannot thank you both enough for my time in Brasil. The workshop itself and the people and activities surrounding it gave me simply the finest time of my life so far. In both the technical aspects and in the warmth of human understanding I have been taken to places which I did not know existed. I was very tired when I left but have arrived home full of energy and with a lot of (musical) work to do. With very much love!
Simon Evans from Cornwall
Still thinking very often of our marvelous time we had together in Bahia...
Brasilien ist noch gar nicht so lange her, und nicht zuletzt dank deines Oganisationtalentes Krista,
ist es für alle Beteiligten sensationell verlaufen.
Thomas K.