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Youngsters feel the Samba beat

Published Wednesday 20th of April 2016 02:49:18 PM

The sounds of the Brazilian carnival echoed around Sibford School in Oxfordshire recently when pupils in Years 5 & 6 demonstrated their newly-found skills as Sambistas. Cyro Zuzi, of London-based Bish Bash Bosh, conducted two workshops demonstrating the art of samba reggae, a style of samba from the north-east of Brazil. The youngsters then put their new art to the test by performing a short concert. Rachel Bee, Junior School Music Teacher, said: “Not only were the workshops great fun but they were also excellent for co-ordination, watching and listening skills and encouraging team work … each individual instrument plays a simple rhythm but their combined sound was terrific.”
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