Jubacana Now In Oldham

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New for 2017, we are now based at The Old Museum in Oldham. It’s a great move for us and we are so excited to be bringing back a Carnival inspired youth drum and dance band to Oldham again. We have extended our offer, so now we welcome 8-18s. We’ll have 2 classes, a younger class 8-11s and an older class 12-18s. The sessions will be every Friday after school.

Full information can be found on the join jubacana page

We’re looking forward to making some exciting work and getting more and more young people involved in this inspiring and fun group.

Jubacana Awarded Lottery Funding!

We’re really excited to announce that we received an Awards For All grant from The Big Lottery Fund! We are thrilled that it will enable us to do community outreach with local schools, train and develop our young directors and allow us to reach out to more young people in Manchester! 2016 is going to be a great year for Jubacana.

So far we’ve had some great sessions after we’ve been back in January, including working on new arrangements, getting new members, and welcoming our fabulous new guest artist Yandass Ndlovu, to work on songwriting with us. Check out our rehearsal snippet below:

We are also lucky to have the support of Manchester music wonders that are Band on the Wall and Brighter Sound, The Aviva Community Fund and the One Manchester Community Fund.

Here’s to 2016 and to developing the next generation of creatives and artists, we’re lucky to spend every week with such amazing young people.

If you know any 11-18’s who would like to join the fun, please send them along!

Watch out Manchester!

p.s. thank you to Sara for coming along last week to take some photos of us:


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We are very excited to be having regular weekly sessions at Band on the Wall from 19th September. Full information including dates and times can be found here:


We are currently fundraising to help this incredible project reach even more young people. Jubacana plans to launch its next project in summer 2015 to welcome new members to weekly rehearsals at Band on the Wall​ (Manchester) supported by Brighter Sound​. A separate dance element of the project is also set to launch soon.

Whilst we gather support, we have scheduled a series of monthly taster workshops at legendary Manchester music venue, Band On The Wall!! These will take place in May, June and July (see list of dates below) for potential new members to try their hand at drumming, jamming with their melody instruments, singing in Portuguese, and playing alongside top percussionists.

If you know any 11-18 year olds who would like to give drumming and Brazilian percussion a go, improve their skills and meet lots of fellow minded young people to play in a big, exciting drumming group, please share this information.


Saturday 16th May | 12.30pm – 3pm
Saturday 13th June | 12.30pm – 3pm
Saturday 11th July | 12.30pm – 3pm

To sign up for these sessions, follow this link:


Check out our fantastic new look website. Keep an eye our for updates and exciting announcements for 2015!