Connect with the primordial sound of life, the divine heartbeat in the sacred rhythms of the Afro-Brazilian atabaque.
Atabaque is a special drum used in Capoeira, and the Afro-Brazilian religion of Umbanda, in which it is considered sacred. One of the main elements in Umbanda is the use of sacred drums, atabaques, which are used in rituals to create the devotional work for the Orisha Divinities.
Come meet these sacred rhythms (Marcação, Nagô, Ijexá, Angola, Barravento, Congo) and be guided by beloved Brazilian percussionist and Umbanda Curimbeira, Dara Freire, who is visiting from Sao Paulo.
Dara Freire is an actress and cultural producer. She has studied the popular cultural Brazilian movement, rhythms, and dances, mainly within the Umbanda Tradition. Umbanda is a genuine Brazilian religion that contains African and native indigenous components. All levels of experience are welcome.
Bring your own atabaque or conga to practice! If you don't have your own drum we have few djembes you can use. Because of very limited number of drums please let us know before the workshop if you will need one.