For two months we are lucky to have the amazing samba trainer Mark with us in Palestine. After coaching samba groups in Hebron, Aida refugee camp, al-Ma’sara and al-Walajah, he started today in a new location: Silwan, Jerusalem. In cooperation with Madaa Silwan Creative Center and with the help from the center’s staff we held the first practice today.
“As the workshop progressed more and more participants came and joined. Amazing how quickly they learned a rhythm, two musical breaks and how to stop and start. It seemed that all enjoyed themselves, even with neighbors and nearby people in cars clapping and drumming along. And it was also good stimulation and a break from the oppressive everyday realities for the young adults in that area. Great day. Can’t wait for next week.”