LiveFriday: Linguamania

The Ashmolean Museum organised a language-themed Friday showing a “multilingual world of music, theatre, language tasters and interactive art”. The evening included brilliant performances, exciting workshops and fun activities for all visitors. Sol Samba warmed up the queue of early birds at the entrance of the museum, continued the evening with two workshops and concluded the evening with a successful ciranda in the centre of the museum – all of the exhibits made it through the night!

The videos below show two challenges of the percussions’ rehearsal – trying to sing the instruments’ patterns and a sing-along to a popular Maracatu songs (Princesa Doña Emilia, sometimes known also as Princesa Doña Isabel) – and a brave attempt from the audience at learning some dance moves: