Samba de Coco

382/17Samba de Coco

Date and time

Fri. 22.09.2017 11:00 h - Sat. 23.09.2017 18:00 h

Target audience

middle level and advanced


João Afojubá (Recife/Berlin)


Today it is clear that the culture of the Coco has expanded not only within Brazil, but also beyond the national borders. There are different names and variants of the Samba de Coco, such as the Mazurca, the Cafurna, Coco de Sala, Coco de Praia, Coco de Amassar barro, Coco de Pampar, Coco de Trupé and Coco De Toré.
The tradition of Samba de coco, with its rhythms, songs and dances, arose in the colonial period in the coastal region of the north-east of Brazil. Above all, the cultural influences of the indigenous and the people of Africa played a major role. On the plantations came the work songs, which were accompanied by percussive rhythms. The hands, coconuts and feet would be used for this. The coco is danced in a circular formation. The first instruments were "Barrica", a beer or schnapps barrel which was covered with animal fur. Later, the Macaíba, a palm tree was used to produce the Alfaias. In addition to the Alfaia, the Ganza, Ilu, Caixa and Conga are used in the Samba de Coco. The workshop will focus on Coco de Praia and Coco de Umbigada.

instruments: Alfaias, Congas, Ganzás, Caixas and Pandeiros

Fri. 11:00 - 18:00
Sat. 10:00 - 18:00

samba echo:
Sun. 11:00 - 14:00