California Brazil Camp
Every August people who love Brazilian music and dance gather at a redwood grove in Cazadero California to take classes and play music together. California Brazil Camp is a great way to learn traditional rhythms and dances from master teachers who are from Brazil.
Portuguese Language Classes
I can't recommend Christiane highly enough. I took one on one lessons with her on my visit to Rio this past winter. She quickly honed in on my level of Portuguese and tailored her lessons to me. I was really wonderful she wastes no time. She does Skype lessons so you can take lessons with her from any where in the world. Just like we take lessons from Mestres taking Portuguese lessons is the fastest way to improve your skills. If you're learning Portuguese and do yourself a favor and take some lessons with Cristiane!
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An importer of Brazilian instruments in the Netherlands. When the U.S. dollar is strong against the Euro you can get some decent deals. Also, 10% off on orders over $500.
Kalango Group Order Spreadsheet
Our wonderfully clever friend Dev Nambi (VamoLá, Seattle, Wa) has made this google doc spreadsheet to help make group orders from Kalango waaaaay easier! It regularly updates the exchange rate between U.S. Dollars and the Euro. The fields are populated with an example order from this spring so you can see how it works. If you want to make a new spreadsheet for your group click the link below, click "File", then "Make a copy..." to get your own copy!
Musescore is a terrific free software that allows you to make electronic versions of all those great beats you've been coming up with and jotting down in notebooks and random bits of paper. They have an easy to follow beginner tutorial and end product looks really nice. Once you have an electronic copy you can easily share it with your band mates!