Ottawa, ONCanada K1S 0X3
May 22, 2012
Hi, I'm Kim - Treasurer of Samba Ottawa. I've been a part of this group for about 1 1/2 years and love the music. My fellow sambistas are a great group, love to socialise and have a blast playing Samba together!
I find the music infectious and hard not to love. Once you hear it, it's hard to stay still. All the Sambistas (group members) seemed like real nice people and they they were all having a lot of fun playing with Samba Ottawa. They offered a "Beginner course" through the Community Association which was a great intro into the music, instruments and playing as part of a fun "Community Band". Our "Maestra" or band leader - Isabelle, has a degree in Music and even at her young age, is a very capable instructor being both patient and supportive of "newbie "sambistas! She also has the band going in New directions by introducing a horm section as well as guitars and keyboards for some arrangements. We now have quite a varied repertoire which makes it even more fun.
Yes, I played percussion in High School but that's "ancient history". I've played Djembe for about 4 years now and play regularly with DrumFuzion. I also play Marimba and recently purchased a set of Congas to make my percussion playing, a more rounded experience. Whether it's playing shakers, claves, surdo's or hand drums, it's all great fun!
I've already met a ton a great people through Samba Ottawa and drumming and I hope to continue to be able to do so. Ottawa's drumming community is quite small (and rapidly growing) also extremely supportive as long as you give it your best and enjoy yourself in the process. I learn something new every week so it's never boring. Brazilian-Afro-Cuban is a new genre for me musically and I'm loving it!!
"Check out Samba Ottawa's web pages - full of great info and learning tools."
Of course I'm a bit biased but we always seem to have a lot of fun.
Hi Kim, thank you, this is kind of you. I really enjoy playing on the Secundo with you. You too did very well! :) See you this Saturday!
Thank you for the updates. Sunday evenings should work better for me and I will do my best to attend. Looking forward to meeting you soon. Have a great week!
Hey Kim, Just looking at the paper regarding the Samba lessons. Who does one contact to sign up?
Thank you for your message. For now I can't make the Wed meetups but hopefully will be able to later in the fall. Thank you and looking forward to meeting you!
Thanks for the hello Kim, see you on the 29th!
Hi Kim...thanks for clarifying.
Sorry I just read that instruments are provided. I will try to make it then! Wasn't sure how to bike with my huge drum! :)
Heya there! Thanks for the welcome :) I am interested in going, thank you for the invite! Would I need to bring my drum, or are instruments available to play with at the group meets?
Welcome to the ODC Kim
5 drum circles? :) thats amazing!! thnx for the offer too... it'd be really interesting to check them out as well... Looking forward to drumming with you Kim. ttys