But only a little bit of fun while playing the drums is it not enough. Because the positive effects, which are caused by the groove, end in the moment in which
the drumming stops. In order to ensure a profound, sustainable effect of team spirit in the team, we tie the collective drumming into a very ambitious goal. This means that at our teambuilding
workshops, we challenge participants to be able to record a Samba Batucada musical piece at the end of the drum event that is so good that you want to listen to the recording again and again.
Another challenge is that the recorded piece includes a distinctive samba beginning, various samba groove parts, as well as various solos and breaks. Such an ambitious goal seems almost
impossible in the short amount of time available at the beginning of the teambuilding workshop.
This high goal, however, can only be achieved as a real collective, as a well-functioning Bateria (Samba drum-group), that is able to respond to the respective
other instrument groups. For example, if one group of instruments speed up the tempo, then everyone else has to respond to it and adjust their tempo to make the groove work. Otherwise, the
musical process "tilts" and is perceived as cacophony rather than music. On the pitch, this could mean that when a striker attacks and the other part of the team does not move forward
accordingly, they create spaces for the opposing team.
Besides all the fun, the drumming workshop is thus also about solving the challenging task. If the Bateria creates a successful recording at the end, the very
positive feeling is spread across the group that they have solved this ambitious challenge as a real team and as a successful Samba Bateria. Now it is about enjoying and celebrating this success
as a team (just like a soccer team after a victorious match) and, above all, anchoring it sustainably.