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The Maracatu Masterclass weekender on the 22 and 23 May 2010, held at Mandela Hall at QUBSU, Belfast was a huge success. 20 students from different backgrounds over the course of the weekend attended the classes.

Bongar - Brazilian Samba Band

The Beat Carnival are delighted to have our Brazilian Samba Band friends Bongar with us for a two week residency in the lead up to Belfast City Carnival, 19 June 2010.

The Beat Carnival are inviting individuals and groups to participate in a Maracatu and Bahian (from North East Brazil) dance masterclass on May 22 and 23. The weekend will be led by Mariana Pinho.

Friday Night in the City Centre - The Beat Carnival Presents the Belfast City Carnival street party!

Wherever you are in the city come and join the sights and sounds of carnival, as puppets and music will be on show throughout the evening. You will see and hear the sights and sounds of carnival.

Maracatu Ilha Brilho - 26 June Performance

The Ireland Drummers would like to present Maracatu Ilha Brilho (Eel-ya Breel-yo). This is a traditional music project involving three cities from around Ireland. Kilkenn’s Jacare Samba group, Sligo’s Samboeire and Belfast’s Beatndrum have delved into old traditional northeastern brasilian rhythm and song.

Puppet Picnic poster

Grasp the chance to join our Carnival on 19 June 2010, either as part of a community group or as an individual!

Get in contact for more details:
The Beat Carnival Academy Team, by email: workshops@beatcarnival.com, or phone 028 9043 4767

BeatnDance workshop

Beat'n'Dance Workshops every Thursday!

For more photos, visit our Flickr Gallery.

To enrol, please contact Damian on 028 9043 4767 or email damian@beatcarnival.com

Flower Mill Instructions: Download and print out this worksheet with instructions on making flower mills.

Kate Lawrence

Belfast City Hall Re-Opening - 17 October 2009

Kate, one of the few vertical dance specialists in the UK, has been training and choreographing our new group of aerial dance performers.

Sync or Swim 27 Sept 2009

The Beat Initiative are very excited about our involvement with the Connections programme of which Fly Butterfly! is just the beginning...

Fly Butterfly! is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games, and is part of the Connections programme which is managed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.