The Samba-Blisstas will host their third master class next month
The Samba-Blisstas will host their third master class next month Supplied

Drum a different beat

THERE will be a rhythm in the air when a Kingscliff Brazilian percussion group takes the stage at Kingscliff Bowling Club next month.

The Samba-Blisstas, who play music modelled on samba street drumming, will be aiming to create an electric environment in their third master class.

The event is open to the community and admission as an audience member is free.

Musical director Paul Barrett said the Samba-Blisstas bring a distinctly Australian feel to what is traditionally a Brazilian cultural pursuit.

“The master class is about all the people training in regions coming together in one big drum off,” he said.

“It’s about having a good time and a bit of a party.”

Mr Barrett founded the Samba-Blisstas 15 years ago, combining a unique mix of music and dance which appealed to many on the Tweed.

“It’s modelled on the street style of Carnaval made on the east coast of Brazil – so Bahia, Rio de Janeiro – but it’s a Down Under, Aussie version of the drumming,” said Mr Barrett.

The group rehearses in Kingscliff on Wednesday nights and they welcome new members.



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