Bloco Sŵn – Carnival Band

Bloco swn logoBloco Sŵn is a flexible Brazilian-style Carnival band. The band was created by an experienced group of percussionists in 2012 and has been storming the streets and stages ever since.

Bookings range from intimate walkabout performances, Massed Band Street Sounds, Sporting Events and Stage/Club gigs.

Live footage “Move it” @trax 2015

Live clip “Olodum” @trax 2015

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We can add Singers, Dancers, Capoeiristas and a Brass Section to our core percussion set.

 

Capoeira Mocambo

Batizado Capoeira Mocambo 2011

Batizado Capoeira Mocambo 2011

Monitor Colin Daimond started training Capoeira in 1997 and has been qualified to teach since 2004, his work in Capoeira has always involved community outreach projects and public performance. He formally established his own school Capoeira Mocambo in 2010. Capoeira Mocambo is commited to the teaching and development of traditional Capoeira in North Wales. www.capoeiramocambo.co.uk Colin is responsible for the Project Management of Capoeira Mocambo’s events. There are upcoming Drum Workshops, Samba Dance Classes, Brazilian themed parties and Samba Band gigs coming up around Bangor, North Wales. Follow this link: Drum and Dance workshops

Urban Dance Collage

urbandancecollage-pressrelease “Press Release / Datganiad i’r Wasg”  ( http://youtu.be/zvKeyUKTah4 showreel). In early 2013 Colin was awarded Arts Council of Wales support to promote professional Male Dance in North Wales. “Press Release” was the first performance piece  bringing together different Movement disciplines, Hip Hop Dance styles and artistic skills. It premiered in June 2013 as part of the “INC” weekend at Galeri, Caernarfon, and was selected for performance at “CASGLIAD 2014” – the North Wales Dance Collectives showcase event. As well as choreographing and performing in the piece, Colin also co-wrote and recorded a world music score with Henry Horrell, produced by Ed Holden – www.mrphormula.com The “Urban Dance Collage” project also spawned a second piece – a site specific improvisation called “Scratch” – here is some rough footage of the first performance  http://youtu.be/1J73L9wj5e0

Project Cuba

Colin runs short courses of intensive but accessible Workshops focussing on the instruments and music of Cuba. The pilot ran with funding from Gwynedd Council in Spring 2013, there have been two subsequent series’ of workshops.Email: colin@capoeiramocambo.co.uk for upto date information on the forthcoming course. 0001Hx

Cuban Rumba Study Course

In november 2012, Colin participated on the annual residential percussion course in Havana Cuba organised by La Timbala. He received a training grant form the Arts Council of Wales to help towards some of the tuition fees. The course was an opportunity to work with many of the prominent figures in the Havana Rumba Scene. Colin Daimond Bata Cuba 2012 Colin Daimond Congas Tumbadores Cuba