Carlito do Estacio and Katherine dos Santos Fernandes

Rio Samba drumming and Brazilian Carnival workshops translated live from Brazilian protuguese: workshop leader

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Carlito do Estacio and Katherine dos Santos Fernandes | Rio Samba drumming and Brazilian Carnival workshops translated live from Brazilian protuguese: workshop leader

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Carlito do Estacio and Katherine dos Santos Fernandes run Boudica School of Samba and are available for booking themed parties, shows or Carnivals with their Samba percussion Bateria, as well as with an accoustic samba Pagode.

We can offer full design and conception of Rio Carnival for schools and community aoutreach projects, with workshops in all aspects of Rio Carnival from drumming,costume to dance. We have regularly worked making costume, sculpture and float building for Londons top winning Samba School Paraiso at Notting Hill Carnival. We are a married couple that met in Samba circles in Rio de Janeiro. Our Samba workshops have all drums and percussion supplied directly from Rio, as used by the samba schools there. Sessions are delivered in Brazilian Portuguese and translated live and culturally put in context.

Carlito do Estacio has extensive experience living in the heart of the Samba in Rio de Janeiro, playing with over thirty Schools of Samba over a lifetime, and eventually directing within Estacio de Sa (the oldest Samba School in Rio de Janeiro.) He has also worked in Barracao, the float bulding bases for the production of Carnival, as well as being brought up in a family making a living from sculture- a company he took over design and production for very young. Katherine has been a UK sambista (turned director) for over ten years and is a professional molder for an animatronic model company. She is a designer qualified in Costume interpretation and in Sculpture.

Together we have now founded and Run Boudica School of Samba in Colchester, Essex, the only organisation concentrating solely on the Samba culture of Rio de Janeiro in East Anglia.

We invite you to explore our site. We can offer team building dumming workshops for businesses, with single workshops to design and conception of entire ongoing cross curricular cultural projects in Schools and community outreach contexts.

We are happy to discuss any ideas you have: please email us on [email protected].

Group Classes

Boudica School of Samba

Open workshops, all ages welcome. No experience needed, all top quality Samba drums supplied from Rio de Janeiro. Free parking and bar on site. Ring Katherine on 07939203404.

It's a: 
The Arena, Colchester, Essex.
Circular road East, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Thursday evening from 8.30-10.30pm.
£5 adults, £4 students.


UK Samba workshops

Carlito do Estaciois an ex director from Rio de Janeiro who has a wide experience of all aspects of music and artistic Rio Carnival production, and has been involved with over thirty schools of Samba in Rio de Janeiro. Katherine is a Uk sambista, designer, professional molder and qualified sculptor and costume maker.

Please have a look at the resume posted on our site for both Katherine and Carlito (together with the curiosity of original Bateria member cards from Rio Carlito). We can supply more details if you wish.

In the UK with Boudica, we have done various schools and outreach projects in the CBC and RecCreate, with Mersea School, St Peters School and Honeywood Schools for Samba drumming Costume, dance, and full Carnival design and conception in outreach prjects.

We have also regularly teach Samba with ages right through from 6 to 70+, those with no experience as well as experienced players. We have done ongoing work with Paraiso in London: costumes, sculture and floats and workshops for seasoned Samba players. We have taught severely disabled (though thats not a particular aim), and those with various disabilities in our weekly workshops (Williams, Asbergers and schizophrenia) in an all inclusive family context with an aim to not compromise on playing standard and quality.

Jun 2009


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Gigs require a deposit. Costs for events and workshops are quoted on reciept of all details of the event or circumstances.

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