Ripple Escola de Samba


Ripple Escola de Samba are from Ripple Primary School in Barking, Essex. The group ensemble is born out of a world music project and has since gone from strength to strength.

Ripple Escola de Samba

The group has raised aspirations from the school to the wider community and celebrate the joy of expressing themselves through their music. Since the band formed, they have performed at the Pride of Britain awards in front of Prince Charles, the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre and at Turkey's International Children's Festival in Fethiye.

This summer saw a truly inspiring event with London 2012. Starting with the torch relay, which Ripple Escola de Samba were a part of, and culminating with the handover to Rio de Janiero, the home of samba! Ripple Escola de Samba will show this transition through music, starting with the continuation of the London groove, wending its way via partido alto (a “baby” samba groove) before hitting the full carnival experience in Rio with the energetic batucada!

Musical Director : Chris Marshall
Band Leader: Jeffery Gomes

Age range of performers:  7-14

Performing: Handover to Rio Trad

Ripple Escola de Samba

Tuesday

Fourtissimo Watch Fourtissimo

This percussion quartet from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire spoke to Welsh harpist Claire Jones about performing at the Royal Albert Hall

Bells Angels Watch 

Bells Angels

Bells Angels are a unique handbell group comprising of students from Carew Manor School in Wallington, Surrey. They spoke to Claire Jones before their Royal Albert Hall debut.