Brazilian Drumming in Napier, Hawkes Bay

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We’re currently looking for enthusiastic people who want to join our Batacuda Brazilian drumming group.

Learn how to play Samba, Afoxe, Funk, Samba Reggae and other Brazilian rhythms with us – it’s loads of fun.

If this sounds like something you or someone else you know would be interested in come along or tell them about our group.

Club instruments are available at no charge. Members are encouraged to consider purchasing their own instrument in due course. If you move on, or move to another instrument, we will normally buy your old instrument off you.



Pacific Surf Lifesaving Club located on Marine Parade in Napier (tucked in behind Ocean Spa hot pools). View Map


Main Practice, including Beginners: Wednesday  7.30pm – 9.30pm

Advanced group : Sundays  5pm –  7pm


$3 per week. Cash is ok for the first few weeks as you try out. After that, you’ll need to set up an automatic payment. Account details are on the members page.

For more information contact

  • Murray Tonks (0274-482-995)
  • Rinnie Copplemans (021-038-0629) or
  • Phil Solomon (021-07-54300)


Ear Protection

Ear protection is a must for our workshops. Please remember to bring wear-on-the-head ones or ear inserts. We usually recommend inserts as the most convenient and these are also mandatory for gigs.

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NZ Samba Groups

Below are the web sites of the other NZ Samba groups. To have a look at performances go to YouTube and search by group name