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The Maryland Cape Verdean Music Traditions Project

We are excited to announce that Pablo Regis and Peter Arteaga have been awarded a Folklife Apprenticeship Award from the Maryland State Arts Council to foster the growth and preservation of Cape Verdean music in Maryland.    Cape Verdean music has a rich musical tradition that is passed on through oral history and direct learning […]

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NextLOOK residency 2020

We are excited to announce that Samba Jig founders Pablo Regis and Kate Spanos are involved in a project that has been awarded a 2019-2020 NextLOOK residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium in partnership with The Clarice. With dance artist Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene, we will be creating a new work exploring performances of “Otherness” through the […]

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Entertainment

Announcing our first annual Samba, Choro & Jazz Concert Series

Samba Jig Productions is excited to announce our first annual Samba, Choro & Jazz Concert Series for Fall 2018. The series brings four critically acclaimed international performing artists to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. These artists represent the highest level of samba music and choro (an instrumental Brazilian jazz). This year’s artist line-up includes the […]

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Grants

Pablo Regis wins Maryland State Arts Council 2018 Individual Artist Award

We are proud to announce that Pablo Regis has won a 2018 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council for Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance! The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has announced that $225,000 has been awarded to 78 Maryland artists through the 2018 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). This year’s awardees were chosen […]

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Education Entertainment

Monobloco in DC/Baltimore

Thanks to Monobloco for coming to Washington, DC and Baltimore!

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Entertainment

Live music at the Grill on Sunday 1/31

Come to the Grill from Ipanema in Adams Morgan neighborhood in DC for live Brazilian music! It is Restaurant Week for the Grill, so don’t miss out on this offer for a $35 three-course dinner. Plus you get to listen and dance to some lively samba, choro, forró, bossa nova, and other Brazilian music styles! […]

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Apps

SambApp is now available on the App Store

Our newest app, SambApp, is now available for purchase on the App Store! SambApp is a Brazilian rhythm metronome, including samba, choro, forró, and capoeira. It’s like having one or two percussionists playing for you at exactly at the speed, volume and in the style you want. It is a tool for music or dance practice and performance, just like any other metronome, but we figured it would be much more productive and pleasurable to practice forró or samba-choro with an instrument as opposed to a metronome click. SambApp also functions as a drum machine that can be used in live settings. If you are lacking an extra percussion instrument or musician, SambApp can step in as your your pandeiro, shaker, and/or berimbau player.

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Entertainment

CyberTrad

The SambaJig team, Kate & Pablo, saw the innovative and refreshing CyberTrad music project last week 11/21 at Carroll Cafe in Takoma Park, DC. The show was a musical exploration on combining traditional styles of Irish and Breton music with hip hop, Quebecois, and funk.

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Entertainment

Samba Jig on stage

It’s a busy week of rehearsals for Samba Jiggers Pablo and Kate this week! Check out Cissa Paz & Friends on Thursday, July 30th at 10pm at Bossa Bistro+Lounge in Adams Morgan. Cissa will be joined by Pablo on cavaco, Lucas Ashby on drums/percussion, and John Lee on guitar. Get there early for Dee and […]

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Apps

Word Calculator Version 1.2 released

Word Calculator Version 1.2 was just released to the App Store! What’s new in Version 1.2: Bug fixes Added values for letters with diacritical marks in Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese Added an Info page about the app