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Bloco Maluco

Bloco Maluco


Come join our samba drumming workshops, suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced.  AND IT’S FREE!

We’ll teach you Brazilian-style samba drumming.  You’ll learn musical skills, from basic to advanced, on a range of percussion instruments.

Playing the drums can help ease anxiety or lift your spirits.  There’ll be opportunities for live performances which can give you a confidence boost that you can take into other areas of your life.

But samba isn’t just about the drumming. It’s also about building social and community links that break down barriers.

You’ll learn a lot about the Carnival tradition in Brazil and, through our links with other samba groups, you’ll find opportunities to develop related skills in dance, costume making and float building.

Come and have fun!


Our weekly workshops are held at Dropout Recording Studio

You can find us about half way between Kennington Park and Camberwell Green on the Camberwell New Road. Look out for the Union Tavern, and opposite it on the other side of the road you’ll find Warham Street. Walk up Wareham Street and a few yards on your right you’ll see a small lane. That’s Madrigal Lane, and Dropout Studio is a little way along Madrigal Lane on the left – look out for the only building with a tall chimney.

We are a small, friendly group, open to all. We are lead by Mestre Mags, who has over 25 years experience of playing and teaching samba drumming. Our mission is to improve mental wellbeing and we are proud to be funded by SLaM.
Just come along to our weekly workshops, every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm, no need to book just turn up around at 12 and you'll find us. If you do want get in touch or find out more just drop us a line here. Look forward to seeing you!
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Dropout Studios
Unit 6, Madrigal Lane, London, SE5 0TD

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