23 January 2014

BEATnDRUM 10th Birthday Party!

BEATnDRUM are 10 this year! And we’re celebrating a decade of percussive fun with a fundraising Beatndrum Samba Band reunion gig –  a night of fantastic music, dancing, MCing and DJing in the Menagerie, Belfast. DJ Chuck from Homespun Soundsystem will provide the tunes, featuring a live band of as many members of BEATnDRUM from past, present and future as we could find. The brilliant MC Kat will be adding her vocals to the samba reggae/funk set.

See our events section and/or the Facebook event page for more info.


BEATnDRUM is a community samba band for adults. We believe that everybody has a part to play in our band no matter what experience you have. We teach anybody that wants to learn how to play drums with a large group of people and how to reclaim the streets in the name of a good party!

At BEATnDRUM we teach people to play many styles of Afro-Brazilian/Cuban percussion from samba and samba reggae to maracatu and ijexa, to conga habanera and beyond.

We believe in educating our band members in the social culture of samba blocos and schools, as well as developing their skills as drummers and providing them with opportunities to perform.

All we ask from our band members is to come to practice, have a laugh, and with time and patience become the most awesome drumming machines on the planet!

Our rehearsals will be open to new members from February 2014; if you’d like to be part of our samba family, send Matt an email on matt@beatcarnival.com!