Behind the scenes

Representatives of Batala Braga, Batala Atenas and Batala Paris met in Athens in May 2022 to record the videos to help teaching/learning percussion.

For 4 days, we worked to break down each rhythm, instrument by instrument, so that these videos could be used to learn the main Brazilian rhythms.

Each rhythm is broken down: it is played on one instrument, slowly to dissect the phrase then at normal speed.

The rhythm is then played on the 2 instruments which respond to each other: snare and bass on one side, repinique and dobra on the other. Finally, all the instruments are together to report on the result to be achieved.

The videos will be available on our Youtube page.

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