Masamba Samba School are geared up to have their new base of operations at Bow Lane West officially opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins, who is Official Patron to the school, on Wednesday, March 11th.
‘The move to Bow Lane represents a huge move forward for us, and the President’s visit is an endorsement of the hard, often invisible, work by MaSamba members over 20 years’ said Simeon Smith, MaSamba’s Manager.
MaSamba Samba School has been in existence since 1994, and as such is one of Ireland’s longest established multicultural groups. As well as Irish and Brasilians, MaSamba has members from many other nationalities.
MaSamba celebrates 21 years in existence in 2015, and is celebrating this by writing a new samba song to commemorate this important milestone. This project is part-funded by IMRO.
Masamba has a strong community ethos, and works throughout Dublin with many schools, youth clubs and disability organisations. MaSamba Samba School has won commendations for two St. Patrick’s Day parades in Dublin. The Spirit of the Parade in 2004 and the Chairman’s Award in 2005. MaSamba have toured and performed throughout Ireland and have visited the UK, Germany, France, Mexico and Brasil. Simeon Smith of MaSamba has also toured with World Music pioneers Dead Can Dance in 2005 and with Rio’s premier music bloco MONOBLOCO in 2007 and 2008.
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