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.

 

Workshops in Schools

With the Olympic Games being held in Rio this Summer, what better way to create some excitement than some Rio-Style Samba?

Workshops in schools

Workshops in schools

Colin Daimond, leads the North Wales Carnival band “Bloco Sŵn” and has been involved in the delivery of Samba workshops for over 20 years. DBS Certification available.

All instruments provided up to a group size of 40, workshops can be tailored for all year groups and can involve a short sharing/performance at the end of the day.

Bigger groups can be catered for by including an assistant.

Email: colin@capoeiramocambo.co.uk Phone: 07773798199

Chinese New Year – Dragons Parade

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Bangor University’s Confucius Institute celebrated Chinese New Year on Saturday 13th February with an awe-inspiring Two Dragons Parade through central Bangor; created, performed and puppeteered by schoolchildren from Ysgol Hirael.

See the video here: Colin Daimond Dragons Project

Colin Daimond is the artistic director for the project working alongside materials artist / puppeteer Peter Powell and Dancer Liu Yuan from the Beijing Dance Academy.

In an adaptation from Chinese legend, two dragons (one Welsh and one Chinese) wound their way through the streets of Bangor to the sound of drums, chasing an elusive pearl swept away by a storm. The project has been developed over several weeks with movement, music and craft workshops taking place at Ysgol Hirael.

The parade started at Ysgol Hirael on Orme Road and made its way through the city centre finishing at Bangor Town Clock for a grand finale.

“The Chinese and Welsh dragons dancing together are a potent symbol of cultural exchange and we are very proud that Ysgol Hirael is able to represent Bangor at such a prestigious event.”

said Miss Valmai Davies, Headteacher at Ysgol Hirael.

 

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More information about the Confucius Institute’s events can be found at: www.bangor.ac.uk/confucius-institute. 

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

Samba Workshops

workshops for all ages www.colindaimond.co.uk

workshops for all ages www.colindaimond.co.uk

As the 2014 World Cup is in Brazil, International Companies, Community Organisations, weddings and birthday parties are all after a taste of the Brazilian Beat. Colin has been playing samba since 1995, running community projects since 2000, and working on corporate team building exercises since 2001. Colin has run workshops through the mediums of English, Welsh, German and Portuguese for numbers ranging from 3 to 700 participants. Get in touch to discuss how to bring the Brazilian flavour to your event. colin@capoeiramocambo.co.uk