What we're about

Ilù Àiya is a Zürich-based samba reggae drumming group. New members are welcome - please CONTACT US. (Most of our organisation and members are not on Meetup.) Read more below...

WHAT DO WE PLAY?
Samba reggae is a style of samba originating in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. We are mostly playing traditional rhythms of famous Brazilian groups like Olodum and Ilê Aiyê, with whom we have close personal and musical links.

WHEN DO WE PLAY?

  • Weekly practices: THURSDAY evenings in Zurich-Wollishofen

  • Festivals and events: e.g. Caliente, Züri Fäscht, Zürich Marathon, private events

  • Workshops: organised periodically throughout the year with visiting maestros from Europe and Brazil

NEW MEMBERS
New members are welcome to join us on the first Thursday of every month. Please CONTACT US if you would like to join.

We welcome new drummers and experienced drummers alike. There are different instruments depending on your experience (if any). New players can immediately start to play the basic rhythms, and you will learn more and more over time.

After 3 rehearsals (free), we ask that you decide whether you would like to become a full member. This means a small membership fee, coming regularly to weekly rehearsals and buying your own ear plugs. If you stay with us long-term, we also recommend that every member has their own small equipment (sticks, belt, etc), but this is absolutely not necessary in the beginning.

WHAT ELSE?
We speak German, English, Portuguese, Spanish & more.
We are not-for-profit. Our membership fees go towards our costs (room rental, equipment).
More pictures and music on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sambareggaezuerich

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Upcoming events (4+)

Brazilian Samba Reggae: Weekly Rehearsal

Proberaum

This is our regular weekly practice session. We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month.

We are usually between 5-15 people (regardless of what Meetup says). We communicate in German/English/Portuguese/more, as needed!

We play different rhythms each week, old and new. If we have an upcoming event, we practice specifically for that. Mostly, we play to HAVE FUN and get energy after a long day of work!

FOR NEW MEMBERS
We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month. Please CONTACT US if you would like to try playing with us. (Most of our organisation and members are not on Meetup.) No experience is necessary. If possible, please bring your own ear plugs.

Brazilian Samba Reggae: Weekly Rehearsal

Proberaum

This is our regular weekly practice session. We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month.

We are usually between 5-15 people (regardless of what Meetup says). We communicate in German/English/Portuguese/more, as needed!

We play different rhythms each week, old and new. If we have an upcoming event, we practice specifically for that. Mostly, we play to HAVE FUN and get energy after a long day of work!

FOR NEW MEMBERS
We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month. Please CONTACT US if you would like to try playing with us. (Most of our organisation and members are not on Meetup.) No experience is necessary. If possible, please bring your own ear plugs.

Brazilian Samba Reggae: Weekly Rehearsal

Proberaum

This is our regular weekly practice session. We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month.

We are usually between 5-15 people (regardless of what Meetup says). We communicate in German/English/Portuguese/more, as needed!

We play different rhythms each week, old and new. If we have an upcoming event, we practice specifically for that. Mostly, we play to HAVE FUN and get energy after a long day of work!

FOR NEW MEMBERS
We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month. Please CONTACT US if you would like to try playing with us. (Most of our organisation and members are not on Meetup.) No experience is necessary. If possible, please bring your own ear plugs.

Brazilian Samba Reggae: Weekly Rehearsal

Proberaum

This is our regular weekly practice session. We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month.

We are usually between 5-15 people (regardless of what Meetup says). We communicate in German/English/Portuguese/more, as needed!

We play different rhythms each week, old and new. If we have an upcoming event, we practice specifically for that. Mostly, we play to HAVE FUN and get energy after a long day of work!

FOR NEW MEMBERS
We welcome new members on the first Thursday of every month. Please CONTACT US if you would like to try playing with us. (Most of our organisation and members are not on Meetup.) No experience is necessary. If possible, please bring your own ear plugs.

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Brazilian Samba Reggae: Weekly Rehearsal

Proberaum

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