"May Day Gras" Weekend 2nd - 3rd May 2009

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2 — 3 May 2009

Now in its third year, Truro School of Samba’s annual event in Truro will be bigger than ever this year with workshops all day Saturday, a parade and showcase of samba, Capoeira and traditional Cornish musicians and dancers on Sunday afternoon.

"May Day Gras" Weekend 2nd-3rd May 2009

Now in its third year, Truro School of Samba's annual event in Truro will be bigger than ever this year with workshops all day Saturday, a parade and showcase of samba, Capoeira and traditional Cornish musicians and dancers on Sunday afternoon.
"We have been working extremely hard to get some of the country's top instructors down to Cornwall for our Saturday workshops" says Emma Skilton, Dance Director. "This year we will have Samara Reis, from London School of Samba teaching dance, as well as Fred Turuka the Musical Director for LSS teaching percussion."
The dance and percussion workshops will run from 10:00am-5:00p.m on Saturday 2nd May in Truro. "We want to encourage as many people as possible to come to the workshops" states Sean Hooper, Musical Director. "Fred is a fantastic teacher and will spend some of the day working with complete beginners as well as helping more experienced players improve technique and broaden our repertoire"

Truro School of Samba have performed at many Carnivals throughout the UK since their first appearance at Truro Carnival in 2005. Sunday 3rd May will potentially see a parade of up to 400 musicians and dancers travel from Union Place outside the Library onto Lemon Quay where the showcase of talent will entertain from 12:00-5:00p.m.

New for 2009 will be collaborations with Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra and a number of Cornish traditional dance and music groups. "We were keen this year to involve other groups and have been overwhelmed by the number of samba bands showing interest in coming to Cornwall from as far away as Manchester" Emma continues " We would like to thank Totally Truro and Event Cornwall for all the support they have given us in making this weekend possible and hope the sun will shine for us on the day!"

Tickets for workshops will be available from the Truro School of Samba website from 2nd April.