Surdo Guide

This tutorial explains the attributes of different styles of surdos and includes tips on selecting different models and sizes of surdos available from Virada Drums.


Pandeiro Classes Online with Carl Dixon

Virada Drums manager and percussion teacher Carl Dixon will be teaching group pandeiro classes online. A four week session begins March 26. Thursdays, 5:30-7pm Mountain time March 26- Samba and choroApril 2 – Samba de Roda and Partido AltoApril 9 – Forro rhythmsApril 16 – Recap and requests These classes will be offered live online with Zoom. You will…


Virada Studio

Virada Studio is a multi-purpose space for music practice, rehearsal, recording, and performing. Located in the North Boulder Arts District (NoBo). The studio is available for hourly, daily, and weekly rental for a variety of uses. Available amenities: Installed complete PA system with mixer, speakers, mics and recording abilities Professional drumset and bass and guitar amps provided Private restroom Easy…


Glossary of samba terminology

Carnaval – Annual celebration throughout Brazil, similar to Mardi Gras in the United States. In Rio de Janeiro, samba school parades occur in the final days of carnaval. Escola de samba (samba school) – Community organization dedicated to samba music and dance.  Samba schools compete every year during Carnival.  Desfile (parade) – Competitive parade during Carnival.  Each samba school parade is comprised of many different elements:…

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