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I hope that you and your friends and families are well and have been coping OK throughout these difficult times.
If you are keen to get out and start drumming again then please see below the message from our samba friends in Abingdon, who are looking for support for a possible action. Please get in touch with Tim directly if you are interested. All the best, and hopefully see you all sooner rather than later,

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From: essarr500 <essarr500@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:21
Subject: Possible action in Wallingford
To: XR Oxford Drummers <xroxforddrummers@gmail.com>

Hi Mike,
Can you put this out to the Oxford Samba group, wider if you think it's appropriate but bear in mind that we are looking for 10 max. Tim

Possible action in Wallingford.

Fugro is a geological services company based in Wallingford. They provide services to offshore oil drilling companies. In their 2019 annual report CEO Mark Heine stated, "The world urgently needs to make substantial progress in combating climate change and mitigating the effects of irreversible changes that have already taken place." yet only 14% of their revenue comes from renewable energy projects - the rest from fossil fuel projects. The statement continues, "We want to...create a safe and liveable world." However, their forecast is to earn 70% of their revenue from oil and gas in 2040. The CEO statement and the revenue forecasts just don't seem to be compatable.

Fugro are quite keen to silence anyone who tries to raise this as an issue, and a local Rebel who chalked (chalk) outside their office recently is currently facing a charge of criminal damage (chalk).

We are looking for 6 - 10 Rebels preferably Sambas, but not obligatory, prepared to gather outside Fugro offices to hold up a mirror to their activities. The messages will be along the lines 'More wind, less fossil fuels. 14% is not enough. #greenrecovery
No date yet but it will need to be a weekday, during office hours. Anyone interested or needing more information before deciding please contact xrabsamba@gmail.com

Rehearsals and Resources

Oxford session will be every Tuesday usually led by Tobias until further notice
St. Gregs School, Cricket Road, Cowley, OX4 3DR.
Bus's 1 and 5 starting from Oxford Rail Stn or St Aldates (G5), dropping off at at Shelley Road.

Click on Map to enlarge

Names, sounds and images of instruments: Surdo: large cylindrical drum with skins on both ends. Caixa: snare drum. Repinique or repique: a double headed drum tuned high played using a stick in one hand, with the other hand playing slaps and open tones. Chocalho: shaker with a metal-frame and metal jingles. Tamborim: one-headed drums ~6 inches in diameter played with a thin stick. Agogo: Two cone shaped metal bells both attached to a bent handle. Apito: whistle, Timba: a tall conical wooden shell with a plastic skin played with both hands.

Download a Zipped File for your phone from Rhythmns of Resistance: All mp3 files and pdf charts for Funk, Hedghog and Samba Reggae are packed into this compressed zip file which includes the following:
Funk - Break, Break 2,. Tune (Variant 1), Tune (Variant 2); funk.pdf
Hedgehog - Break 1, Break 2, Tune; Hedgehog .pdf
Samba Reggae - Bra Break, Break 1, Break 2, Break 3, Dancing Break, Knock On The Door (Cut), Knock On The Door Break, SOS Break; samba-reggae.pdf : XRSambaRoR. FunkSambaReggae.zip

Rhythmns of resistance: link for all tunes
Samba Notations: This site appears to have been taken down: if you know where it has gone let me now. (Mike) It was a useful and fast website
from Brighton Samba (I think) of Samba notations and mp3 files for Hedgehog, Funk, Drums and Bass, Karla, Samba Reggae, and Afoxe
Funk: YouTube: Drum Training at XR Samba Camp 2019: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4kP9jSWZo8
Memories, London, Trafalgar Square, Oct, 2019

Drumming sound files:
To play the sound file (mp3) of one instrument continuously in a loop, right click while playing it and choose 'Loop'

1st rehearsal session taught by Tobias on Sat. 4th Jan 2020

Rhythms of resistance link for all tunes

1. Introduction to Hedgehog - all sound fils

2. 1st Drum
3. Timbas
4. Agogo
5. Surdos,
6. Break 1 - all stop drumming for a 4 beat bar
7. Break 2 - all stop drumming for a 4 beat bar except for one chosen instrument
8. All - 4 minutes

2nd Rehearsal: 14th Jan 2020, Dave Maskill's house - sound files

Click on Video:

3rd rehearsal 21 Jan. 2020 at St Gregs
- sound files
3-1. Intro to Funk
3-2. Bass Drum with Rim
Same on other hand not using Rim
3-4. Snare
3-5. Intro to break
3-6. Break 1
3-7. Repeat of break 1
3-8. Don't drag

3-9. All

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4th Rehearsal by Ed and Emma preparing for Demo on 30th Jan - sound files
1. Funk agogo
2. Funk - rhythmn of breaks
3, Funk - break rhythmn to the sound of 'I like ketchup with my chips. I like chilli with them'
4. All drums and agogo

5th Rehearsal, 4/2/20 Samba Reggae
This tune is one of the RoR basics. It is (together with ‘Custard’) the RoR-Tune which sounds most like “real” Samba. It is the tune with the most breaks (seven, not counting the tamb-stroke/clave). Since practically every samba band can play a version of samba reggae, it is a good tune to play together in demonstrations

Audio Intro
1. Basic rhythm - video
2. Break 1 - video
3. Break 2 -video
4. Break 3 and change speed to a faster break - video
5. Break 4 and change speed to slower break - video
6. Break 5 and back to basic rhythm then end - video

Samba Reggae - Repinique

Continuous rehearsal of Samba Reggae on YouTube

6th Rehearsal - Carla Shnikov

Videos of Individual drums with sound files

1. 4_1_Carla_Intro_11_2_20TobiasBassDrum.mp3 - sound
4_1_Carla_Intro_11_2_20TobiasBassDrum.wmv - video

4_2_Carla_11_2_20TobiasSnare.mp3 - sound
4_2_Carla11_2_20TobiasSnare.wmv - video

4_3_Carla_11_2_20TobiasRepinique.mp3 - sound
4_3_Carla11_2_20TobiasRepinique.wmv - video

4_4_Carla_11_2_20TobiasCrescendoBreak.mp3 - sound
4_4_Carla11_2_20TobiasBreakCrescendo.wmv - video

4_5_Carla_11_2_20TobiasCrescendoandEndBassDrum.mp3 - sound
4_5_Carla11_2_20TobiasEndWithCrescendo.wmv - video

The complete video is here on YouTube

Other Signs for Tunes

Various dates for your diary:

XR Oxford Drummers: rehearsals every Tuesday, 6-8pm @ St Greg's

£3 per person, which will go towards the £20 room hire and for the instrument kitty (drums + repairs). First session is free.

The venue is St. Greg's School, Cricket Road, Cowley, OX4 3DR. Buses 1 and 5 start from Oxford Rail Stn or St Aldates (G5), drop off at at Shelley Road. Map can be found above. For those who have been to previous rehearsals at St Greg's, please go through the side gate and make your way to the Music practice room. For those who haven't been to the school before, please wait at the Main Reception and call me on 07970 997 453 and we will come and collect you.

Block Printing Workshop at Flo's | Saturday 14 March | 10:00-1300: Flo's have offered to host a block printing workshop and will be putting up an Eventbrite page soon. It's limited to 15 spaces so the organiser wanted to offer this to AG's first to give you the opportunity of sending people who would like to learn how to block print to make banners, flags, patches and other arts resources for your groups. Jane King will be running this with Sue Wheeler an experienced artist-printmaker who runs her own courses. They will demonstrate the process of cutting a lino block before getting stuck into printing using blocks already made - some with XR UK imagery and some made by XR Oxford Arts Group. They can supply some fabric but people should bring clothing and/or fabric offcuts they would like to print on and Flo's are asking for donations of £10 to cover the cost of the room.
Please let me know if you would like to attend on behalf of the samba band ASAP.

National XR Samba Camp | 20-22 March
; South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6TH, Fri, 20 Mar 2020, 17:00 – Sun, 22 Mar 2020, 17:00; Tickets £31.85. Some places still available on 5/3/20

Places to stay (hostel seems to be full but for one canellation for one night on 5/3/202): list of B&B: cheapest starts £30

Below are some links to teaching resources and comms which you may find useful.

Resources for new XR samba bands:
XR Samba Essentials Drive:Â https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/18-cVtDwVPN6CnUUWOff1lvwGGQjy1njJ
Samba Starter Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EsJ3IIkdTWteL_3xqQl3Ve4QITEMKs7PP6ecx4tbDBo/edit
XR Samba Comms: There are useful groups on Telegram including Samba School and SE Samba, which enable group members to keep in touch with the other UK XR Samba groups and for asking/answering questions.
If you are already on Telegram, the links are as follows:
South East XR Sambachat everyone can join (P.S if our group has any actions coming up we can let national samba coordinator Nix know; she posts a roundup every Monday of actions happening I'm the region):
Samba chat and regen, a place where we can share how we are doing and chat about non samba things:Â https://t.me/joinchat/K6-PPhXkkU9TuvIm8BR0HwÂ

XR Samba Comms
There are useful groups on Telegram including XR Samba School and SE Samba, which enable group members to keep in touch with the other regional/national XR Samba groups and for asking/answering questions. If you are already on Telegram, the links are as follows. If not, you will need to install Telegram on your phone as you would any other app.
SE Samba Chat: https://t.me/joinchat/K6-PPlblLZEBFQGmRMEw_w
This is the South East XR Samba chat which all Sambistas from the south east are encouraged to join! If possible we should all be on the SE Samba chat where they give info each week on what's happening. If our group has any actions coming up we can let national samba coordinator Nix know; she posts a round-up every Monday of actions happening in the region.
Samba chat and regen: https://t.me/joinchat/K6-PPhXkkU9TuvIm8BR0Hw
XR Samba Essentials Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/18-cVtDwVPN6CnUUWOff1lvwGGQjy1njJ
Samba Starter Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EsJ3IIkdTWteL_3xqQl3Ve4QITEMKs7PP6ecx4tbDBo/edit

YouTube Samba learning sites for less-usual instruments, tamborim, agogo etc and rhythmns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIQgYnL8mj8 - all youtube videos from Michael de Miranda
samba reggae master class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjglLcE5ALo&list=RDbIQgYnL8mj8&index=10

Here is a link to the XR Samba resources: http://tiny.cc/xrsamba

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