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  • Practice is going digital at 6:30pm tonight.
  • Regular online samba drumming classes with Bloco 3K


What times we live in! Who would have thought that practice may be a high risk activity.... 

You may have heard the PM last night giving information on outdoor groups of 10+ being stopped. Raio de Sol typically have more than this at practice so we're following this direction seriously. 

We still want to drum and connect as it's a great outlet for all of us and is a big part of our social calendar. Fear not.... we're still keeping on, just with a difference.

From tonight, practices are on hold, but we are providing ways for you to still stay connected to Raio de Sol. We will be using an online platform called ZOOM so we can still connect with each other.
You can dial in, see members and connect from home even if your in quarantine, self isolating or in any other unique circumstances. BYO drinks + pets!

Please download the ZOOM app here. Joining is very easy with one click (details below). 

**note - if you have problems message the facebook Raio Chat**


6:30pm - ZOOM CHAT with Raio de Sol friends to wrap our heads around what this means for our community group - all members are welcome! We're working on a few ideas but we want to hear from you what will work best to keep Raio de Sol on our feet. 
ZOOM MEETING ID: 157 100 119  

7:00pm - Rob Acari (Bloco 3K + Maracatu Estrela do Mar) is running weekly Facebook Live Video lessons - and the first one is at 7pm TONIGHT @ Bloco 3K Facebook Page

How do I download zoom?
ZOOM is super easy - just download the app HERE (any platform). 
To join a meeting you can just click the link above or use the Meeting ID - see the video here.
Need more help?
Check the Getting Started + Troubleshooting sections of the ZOOM website.

#Repost @pabloqmusic - QUARANTINE BEATS III⁣

As mentioned above - there will be a regular schedule of SAMBA PERCUSSION classes hosted via FACEBOOK LIVE and taught by Rob Aracri from Bloco 3K

ALL CLASSES START AT 7PM MELBOURNE TIME - and you well need to navigate to the Bloco 3K facebook page to see them

Wednesday 25th March
Telecoteco - the backbone of Samba - In this workshop we will look at the rhythm which underlies everything within samba. Most commonly played on the tamborim, we will be looking at exercises for players of all instruments to understand how this works.

Friday 27th March
Tamborim - 2x1 Technique - We will look at one of the techniques used for tamborim carreteiro, or the turning style used in Rio. This technique requires a flexible beater.

Monday 30th March
Repique - We will look at the technique and rhythms used in Rio's samba schools. This requires one wooden stick and one hand.

Wednesday 1st April
Maracatu Fundamentals - We'll delve into these rhythms from Pernambuco, in the North East of Brazil. We will be learning the basics for Alfaia, Caixa, Gonguê and Agbê.

Friday 3rd April
6/8 Afro Roots - We're going to explore exercises and techniques to help us understand the 6/8 (or 12/8) rhythms that influence so many Afro-Brazilian styles.

Note: If you don't have the instruments at home, you don't need them to learn! For most of the classes you just need some sticks and something to hit. If you don't have sticks you can improvise... Wooden spoons? Knitting needles? You'll think of something 😊
Something to hit - something with a bit of bounce is good.

Message from Rob:
Classes are by donation if you can, or free if you can't 😊
The ongoing Covid situation has hit many industries hard, including the arts. All my work revolves around teaching groups, so 100% of my income has stopped. If you get something from the classes, them even a small amount would help. If you've been hit hard by this crisis too, then accept it as a gift from me to you.

Stay safe, stay sane, and lets get through this together. 🤘

As a final note - there are LOTS of online and Youtube lessons that you can work through at your own pace also - one is below!

Caxia and Surdo Patterns

This is a pretty wild time to be alive and what we are trying is quite different to what we normally do. But Raio is your community and you've got people around you who care and who you can check in with. Stay connected and stay safe!

As this crisis has hit the arts pretty bad - we are not along in looking at future ways we we can help our Canberra and regional performing arts friends.

Raio as always been community based and not for profit - but alot of groups, venues, bands and artists have lost alot of their income - as a band Raio will support where we can once things return to normal.
Got an idea or something we could do? Get in touch!

Music is powerful and something we can all share in this moment
25th March -  6:30pm Raio Online Chat @ ZOOM 
25th March - Online Lesson @ Bloco 3K FB 
27th March - Online Lesson @ Bloco 3K FB 
30th March - Online Lesson @ Bloco 3K FB 
1st April - 6:30pm Raio Online Chat @ ZOOM 
1st April - Online Lesson @ Bloco 3K FB 
3rd March - Online Lesson @ Bloco 3K FB 

Google Drive Videos for various parts of our songs + YouTube Channel for public videos  
FACEBOOK MEMBERS GROUP - join the group here!

Practice is currently on EVERY WEDNESDAY - 
6:30pm - 8:00pm


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