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In the Heart of Rio’s Baterias – Carnival Special


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Film screening plus introduction from Jean-Christophe Jacquin and percussion workshop with Global Grooves.

Saturday 26th February 7.30pm


Jean-Christophe Jacquin

£7.50 Full | £5.00 Concessions

£10 Film and Brazilian percussion workshop (beginners to advanced welcome)

Percussion workshop 4pm – 7pm

About the Film

To celebrate Carnival weekend in Brazil we wanted to bring a taste of Carnival to the pennine hills.

This work is the fruit of a collaboration between French Samba specialist Jean-Christophe Jacquin, Philippe Nasse (The “Salon de Musique” series manager), singer and percussionist Klaus Blasquiz and sound engineer Bruno Ginstet (who also directed the documentary).

The film explores the incredible and vibrant process of the creation of carnival from the heart of Rios championship samba schools Imperatriz, Mangueira, Portela, and Viradouro.

About our guest speaker

Jean-Christophe Jacquin is recognised today as one of the most accomplished French sambistas. He has studied samba percussion with Nicia Riba d’Avila, the musicologist who initiated the samba movement in France. Director of bateria with the Zum Zum group, as well as art director for the Bate Bombo bateria, he also directed 300 percussionists during the “Latitude Brésil” festival at La Villette, in Paris, commemorating Brazil’s 500 years of existence. Director of the Jussieu University samba school, he also holds workshops at La Cité de la Musique, Paris. Jean-Christophe Jacquin has participated in Rio’s Carnival since 1990, with baterias including Arranco, Portela and Imperatriz Leopoldinense. The latter, unique in Sambodromo’s history, having been triple champion, in 1999, 2000, and 2001 successively.

Jean-Christophe will be joining us all in a live link from Paris to introduce his documentary and give a behind the scenes insight into The Heart of Rio’s Baterias following the film with a live Q&A.

About our workshop tutors

We are also delighted to welcome Global Grooves’ own Eraldo Marques and Leon Patel who will guide workshop participants to learn the basic rhythms of Samba and Samba Reggae to celebrate Carnival weekend around the world. The workshop is optional, but will be a lot of fun so come on down! No experience is necessary and the workshop welcomes beginners to advanced percussionists. All equipment is provided. The workshop will run from 4pm – 7pm with a short break before the film screening at 7:30pm.

About Eraldo

Eraldo joined us in 2004 following a series of collaborative workshops delivered by Meninos do Morumbi. Born in Brazil, Eraldo brings a cheery, grounded energy to our often hectic and exciting schedule of events!

Eraldo’s childhood beginnings within the percussion scene (with Meninos do Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil) have provided him with a real love and understanding of the power of youth participation in the arts. As well as co-ordinating, administrating, and delivering musical content within Global Grooves and Bangdrum’s workshops programmes since 2004, he has inspired a host of UK tutors with his knowledge and almost serene approach to workshop leading. Eraldo has aided the development of a number of North West percussion and dance groups including Meninos Oldham and Grupo SambAfriq, and regularly performs with ensemble groups around the world.

About Leon

Leon Patel is at the helm of Global Grooves, having committed over a decade to sharing his passion and knowledge of percussion and song from around the world – Brazilian, South Asian, West African, Cuban, and Western musical styles to name a few.

As well as laying claim to the loudest timba slap in the West, Leon regularly holds masterclasses and short courses to share his decades of study and performance techniques with students all over the UK. He has studied with various international percussion ensembles in Brazil, West Africa and India and toured with Batucada Sound Machine in 2011. Leon’s directorship of Global Grooves, Bangdrum CIC, and numerous UK ensembles has facilitated the development of international percussion-driven music in the UK.

This project is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network. Our cinema equipment has been supported by The Jigsaw Foundation.

Feb 26 2022


Date: Feb 26
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: £5.00 – £10.00
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The Vale

Unit 2 Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road
Mossley, OL59JL United Kingdom




  • Approximate Schedule
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Percussion workshop
  • 7:30pm - Live link and introduction Jean-Christophe
  • 7:45pm - Film Screening
  • 8:45 - Live link, talk and Q&A Jean-Christophe


The Vale
Phone: 01457238089
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