26th January 2023

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Repique with Jhones Thuram

Saturday 16th May 2020 @ 10:00 am 11:30 pm AEST

This intermediate / advanced session will see Jhones teaching his beloved repique. The class will look at his approach to technique, as well as some calls and variations. There will be plenty to get your teeth into with this monster of the drum.

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

Alongside Rocinha, he also currently directs the drums at Imperatriz and had previously directed in Cubango and Viradouro.

He has been mestre de bateria of the university bateria at PUC Rio since 2011, where he is also responsible for the bloco “Filhos da PUC”.

This workshop will be aimed at an intermediate/advanced level.

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