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 classes to the Community, throughout each Term. This is done via the Town of Bassendean RElax Program (Recreation and Engagement.) 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.) 

DANCERS: The Bassonovas also sub contract Samba dancers into their performance, should they be required! 
They have so far used RIO VIDA BRAZILIAN SAMBA DANCERS and in the past, COCO CABANA DANCE. 
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:

Please continue reading below for further information! 



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, near the under cover Bassendean Library car park. But please make sure 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 9-10 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 1 RElax Class: Tues 13th Feb to Tues 10th April 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Term 2 RElax Class: Tues 8th  May  to Tues 26th June 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Term 3 RElax Class: Tues 17th Jul  to Tues 4th Sept  7:15pm - 8:15pm
Term 4 RElax Class: Tues 9th Oct to  Tues 11th Dec    7:15pm - 8:15pm

Dates of when hall is NOT available: 
Term 2: 1st May - Citizenship Ceremony
Term 3: Sept 11th and 18th - Visual Arts Award
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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