Works with the following audiences: 11-14 Years 14-16 Years 17-18 Years Boys




Jubacana are recruiting 30 - 40, 13-18 year olds to be part of a new head turning percussion and dance collective based in South Manchester, focusing on Afro-Brazilian fusion music and dance styles. There are less than 10 groups of this nature nationwide and the young people will have an opportunity to study with acclaimed guest tutors from the UK and Brazil.

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Additional Information

During the first phase of the project (January to July 2014), Jubacana invites you to bring your own ideas into the mix as you further your knowledge and share rhythm and movement with others. By the project’s end, you will have experienced performing to audiences, meeting other like-minded artists, and even leading your own workshop sessions to share your new skills.


Afro Brazilian fusion music and choreography from the North-East of Brazil and beyond. Holly Prest (Director) has over 15 years experience in delivering Afro-Brazilian based arts programmes and groups.

Background Information

Following over a decade of development and delivery within both school and community arts programmes, Director & percussionist Holly Prest is thrilled to embark on this brand new youth-led adventure for young drummers and dancers. Genevieve Estevez-Baker is our Dance Director and an up-and-coming star of community and youth dance leadership.

Public Liability

Our organisation Juba do Leão has Public Liability Insurance which will cover this youth branch.