24th March 2023

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Repique with Jhones Thuram

We’re delighted to welcome back Jhones once again, after facilitating some awesome repique sessions with him earlier in the year as a part of our Rocinha Solidarity series.

Those of you who attended will know that he is a true monster player, who’s dedicated himself to the repique. He has a well thought out teaching style and a huge wealth of knowledge.

We will be exploring calls and solo phrasing in the session. 

Currently Jhones is working as a bateria director for 3 of Rio’s samba schools; Imperatriz, Rocinha & Império da Tijuca, but he has previously directed at Viradouro and Cubango too. 

He started his trajectory at carnival in 2004, playing repique for Acadêmicos da Rocinha. By the year 2011 he had progressed with his playing, and was given the opportunity to become Rocinha’s drum director. As well as Rocinha, Jhones has paraded as a ritmista in many other schools such as Portela, Salgueiro, São Clemente amongst others.

Jhones first paraded with Imperatriz in 2016, at the invitation of Mestre Lolo. That year he was making all the calls and solos for the school, as repique de bossa. In 2017, Mestre Lolo gave him the opportunity to become Director of the bateria, a position which he holds until today.

As well as his work within the samba schools, he has been mestre of the university bateria at PUC Rio since 2011. Here he is also responsible for the bloco “Filhos da PUC”.

This workshop will be aimed at an intermediate/advanced level. It will be expected that you are comfortable making the basic sounds on the drum, and playing the basic groove. Any doubts then check our FAQ.

All classes will be taught in Portuguese with an English translator.

Times, Dates & Cost

All our workshops are AUD$25 each, or just AUD$20 each if you sign up for all four. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

To accommodate people in all time zones, we will be running each session twice, 12 hours apart, so you should find a time that is good for you.

Session A is best for Europe

Session B is best for AUS/NZ & USA

Asia has the option of a Saturday evening session (A) or a Sunday morning session (B).

Each of the workshops in the series will happen at the same times each week.

If you still have any doubts, you can enter your city here, for Session A or Session B, to see what your exact local time will be.

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