Izzo Castle samba pack for 30 players

RRP £1,786.84
£1,215.83 ex. VAT
In stock
  • Long-lasting lightweight starter pack ideal for classrooms and samba bands
  • Packs available for 10, 20, or 30 players
  • Authentic Brazilian instruments manufactured in famous Sao Paolo factory
  • Nesting surdos for easier storage and transportation
  • Includes FREE Teach and Play Samba book
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Introducing the Izzo Castle samba classroom pack for 30 players

The Izzo Samba pack is designed to be used by 30 players and contains everything you need to play and teach samba music, all in one convenient package.

The Samba pack is great for classroom use, providing students with an immersive and engaging musical experience, encouraging team work and collaboration, while also opening the door for students to explore and appreciate the diverse cultural elements embedded within this genre.

To make teaching samba even more efficient, the pack comes with a FREE copy of 'The Beatlife - playing and teaching samba' book which covers different samba instruments, rhythms and arrangements, along with guided tutorials on how to effectively teach samba in the classroom.

The Izzo brand

The Izzo brand represents authentic Brazilian percussion and is widely regarded as one of the top instrument manufacturers in Brazilian Samba. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Izzo have been producing a wide range of high quality instruments for over 60 years, and we are proud to say we are the sole importers of Izzo products.

Included in this pack

1x 12", 14",16" and 18" Izzo Aluminium castle nesting surdo

The surdo is a large cylindrical drum with a deep shell. It is played in a variety of ways and most often with one soft padded beater and an open hand to dampen the sound, or alternatively with two beaters in either hand. The shell of the drum is made with aluminium, both adding to the sound and the durability of the instrument.

1x Repinique

The repinique, a medium-sized cylindrical drum, adds a lively and dynamic voice to the Samba ensemble. Also known as repique, repeke or reps, the repinique is played with one hard drumstick and an open hand, delivering crisp and resonant tones. For more intricate rhythms and versatility, some drummers employ the traditional technique of using one stick in each hand. The repinique is worn from a shoulder strap, usually around waist high and slightly tilted to the player’s right side.

1x Caixa

The caixa provides a sharp, crisp sound, perfectly complementing the other percussion instruments in the samba band, and is key to creating a distinct sound in samba ensembles. The Caixa is usually played with two sticks held in the traditional manner in a horizontal playing position, using a strap to suspend the drum with the snares facing upwards, keeping both hands free for drumming.

8x Tamborims with double prong samba sticks

*Colour varies depending on stock availability*

The tamborim, a small single-headed drum held in one hand, adds intricate and lively rhythms to the Samba ensemble. It is played using a double or triple pronged stick or whip, allowing for precise and vibrant percussive patterns. The player holds the tamborim with one hand whilst using the stick in their dominant hand.

3x 10" Pandeiro

*Colour varies depending on stock availability*

Looking similar to a tambourine, the pandeiro drum has metal jingles attached to its shell. It is played by hand and creates a variety of interesting sounds and fast rhythms to colour samba music.

6x Double agogo bells with wooden beaters

The agogo bells are pairs of differently pitched metal funnel shaped bells, one high and one low, that are played with a wooden stick and create melodic accents with a distinct, lively timbre.

1x Samba whistle with cord

The samba whistle makes a loud, high-pitched sound and is perfect for setting the pace of the piece, signalling a change, or to simply get everyone's attention.

FREE Beatlife Book - Playing and Teaching Samba

Split into 4 sections, this book covers different samba instruments, rhythms and arrangements as well as advice on how to deliver a workshop or lesson with an appendices containing a teachers guide, glossary and pages to create your own rhythms.

There are also 6 different samba rhythms broken down into basic and advanced versions with step by step recorded examples.

8x Samba stick – double pronged

These double pronged plastic samba sticks are particularly suited to the smaller tamborims and pandeiros but can be used for most samba drums in general. Their light, flexible design ensures a fast whipping action that produces a crisp, loud and clear tone.

1x Samba whistle with cord

The samba whistle makes a loud, high-pitched sound and is perfect for setting the pace of the piece, signalling a change, or to simply get everyone's attention.

2x Drum sticks pair - 5A

The 5A drumsticks are made from good quality white maple with tear drop shaped wooden tips and a small body making them lightweight and easy to use.

2 x Metal shaker

This simple yet effective metal shaker produces a wonderful crisp sound when shaken and is the perfect fun addition to a samba band.

8x Bass drum beaters

This beater is perfect for use with surdos and other large samba drums. While plastic beaters provide a sharp crack of sound, these beaters generate the thudding heartbeat at the core of samba music.

Included in this pack:2x Izzo aluminium set of 4 surdos
1x Izzo aluminium repinque 10"
1x Izzo aluminium 12" caixa
8x Tamborim
3x pandeiro
6x double agogo bells
1x samba whistle with cord
2x metal shaker
8x bass drum beater
2x drum sticks pair - 5A
8x Izzo samba stick - double prong
FREE Beatlife book - playing and teaching samba