Penzamba performs in carnivals,
festivals, fetes, village fairs and charity events in the Penwith
area - and sometimes further afield. Playing Samba music is
a very uplifting experience and gives the players a great sense
of achievement, self expression and above all...
ITS GREAT FUN!
In just a short period of time you
can be taught to play, and before long could be parading in
the many events where PENZAMBA are invited to perform.
band's rehearsals take place every Saturday between 10.30am
- 1.30pm at the Humphry Davy School, Penzance. Vanessa Whyte,
John Byrne and Mathew are sharing the Mestre role. The location
of the school is shown (here)
We meet in the Trenoweth building which is straight ahead, up
the drive from the entrance gate.
If you have an interest in percussion
music and would like the challenge of leading this established
band, please get in touch.
Our reportoire of Afro-Brazillian
playing a combination of drums and other percussion instruments;
Band members play;
large double headed drum played with a padded beater,
We usually have several surdo players playing a syncapated
the CAIXA, (snare) Played with conventional
sticks to provide a cross
rhythm in the music.
the TAMBORIM, (Tam) Small single-headed
5" hand held drum, struck with
either a thin stick or nylon beaters.
AGOGO , (Bells) Double cone shaped
bell played with a wooden stick.
the SHAKER, the name says it.! various
types, provide a constant groove.