Bassonovas Inc.


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The Bassonovas (Basso short for Bassendean!) are a Brazilian Samba percussion group based 10km North East of Perth, in the suburb of Bassendean. In 2017, they celebrated their 10th Birthday, since starting their exciting journey in Feb 2007! 

They were initially established by the Town of Bassendean, with the help from former Cultural Development Officer -  Jacquo Otago, Samba Guru - Richy Glasgow and current Musical Director Maria Daniels. Since then, they have grown from strength to strength in members, music and costumes have made a huge mark in the Perth Samba scene!  

The Bassonovas assist the Town of Bassendean by offering weekly 1 hour Samba Drumming/Percussion class to the Community, throughout each Term and runs throughout the year. These classes are known as the Town of Bassendean RElax Program (Recreation and Engagement.) 

However, Bassonovas Membership, performances and rehearsals are a separate incorporation to these classes.

GIGS: Bassonovas gigs are performed independently to the Town of Bassendeans RElax Program. 
Gigs include many community, corporate and charity functions and the group dress in loud colorful carnival costumes! Their infectious rhythms derive from different parts of  Brazil and they also compose their own music. 
Gigs can vary from 30 mins (static or roaming) to 1 hour (parade.) 

Gigs can also be performed throughout the day - But this will need to be itemised discussed at the time of booking.

DANCERS: The Bassonovas can also sub contract Samba dancers into their performance if required.
Both have been of high quality and offer that extra spice and pizzazz to the show!  
PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS: Bassonovas percussion workshops are offered to schools, public, corporate and charity organisations. All participants must be from the ages of 13-80. Workshops can last from 45 to 90 minutes for a capacity of 10-40 people and no experience is required! All instruments are supplied by the group and drumming sessions are simple and easy to follow! After just 1 hour, a fantastic orchestra funky rhythms and beats will be created, ensuring a fun atmosphere is had by all!

RElax Drumming Class Enrollments: If you'd like to learn Brazilian percussion, come along to our RELax program scheduled by the Town of Bassendean. Give them a call on 08 9377 8000 
Or visit the Website and look for the RELax Program here:

BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES: If you'd like to book the Bassonovas for a gig or workshop or if you have any 

queries, please call 0401 995 027 or  Email:

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Conditions will apply.

RElax DRUMMING CLASSES: (Recreation and Engagement) 
These are held at the Bassendean Community Hall 48 Old Perth Road, Bassendean. It is only a 5 minute walk from the Bassendean Train Station, so very convenient. The hall is entered from the back of the building - opposite the War Memorial on Bic Reserve, near the under cover Bassendean Library car park. But please ensure that you enroll  with the Town of Bassendean first - before attending. All applicants must be between the ages of 13-80 years of age.

SESSION TIMES: Tuesday nights - roughly during school terms (approx 8 -10 weeks!) 
RElax Samba drumming Classes: 7.15pm - 8.15pm. Bassonovas Members only rehearsals: 8.30pm - 9.30pm  

ENROLLMENT DETAILS: Please enroll with the Town of Bassendean RElax Program first and comply with the Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct set by the Town. Enrollment forms can be found here. 
Website: or Call (08)9 377-8000

BASSONOVAS GIGS REHEARSALS AND WORKSHOPS: This is only applicable to Bassonovas Inc Members only. Entry Terms and conditions will apply. All participants must be between the ages of 13-80. A general level of fitness must be required and all participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.            

TERM DATES 2018 (Subject to change - Please check!)

Term 4 RElax Class: Tues 9th Oct to  Tues 11th Dec    7:15pm - 8:15pm
Membership Classes: Tues 9th Oct to  Tues 11th Dec   7:15pm - 8:15pm

Dates of when classes and rehearsals are NOT on: 
Term 4: Oct 30th - Citizenship Ceremony

The Bassonovas Musical Director is Maria Daniels. Maria has 18 years experience in Samba percussion, 
Band Management and Band Bookings. She is also a Musician, Guitarist and Bass player.


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