English Urban Summer Camp: Day 17

To dance Samba!

This week we are in the center of Urbam.

We have already finished with the dance of Samba, we have had a lot of fun, and we are very involved in learning… exited about the day of staging.

In relation yo the dance in the next weeks we will start with the youngest ones another adaptation to Brazil dance, and the biggest ones will do the accompaniment of the batucada…. All a challenge!

Until now or batucada is advancing with asynpated rhythms and games of simple figurations, like black, eight notes , and sixteenth notes, that at a certain speed, hice rise to typical sequences off Brazilian samba.

On the other hand we have already finished our dresses of the perfomance, and now we are decorating them with much illusion!

To continued with our Brazil!!

English Urban Summer Camp: Day 16

It’s Monday again, some children are starting new at our summer camp and others are in their second fortnight with us.

Today we have been looking at a new musical instrument used in Brazil. It is very popular and is even sacred for some.

We have looked into basic information about this instrument, such as how it is made and what it is used for.

Also we finished colouring our brazilian flowers to stick on our outfit which we have been making during our craft sessions.

Our pool time has not been forgotten as a cool off is very much needed. With a splish splash splosh!! Great start to the week!