Past Events & Archives
CARNAVAL DRUMMING  began its life in Perth with Paul
Barrett Directing the Famous FREO SAMBA troupe for 7 years
(Freo Samba has since reformed and now call themselves WA
SAMBA ) and travelled to the east cost in 2003. Festivals,
workshops and community team building projects (via the Curry
Boyz, Freo Samba and currently The Samba-Blisstas) have
enlightened and thrilled people of all ages in such
diverse locations as Abrolhos Islands, Exmouth, Kalgoorlie,
Bunbury, Mandurah, Shark Bay, Broome, (Shinju Matsuri Festival
1997) Sydney Centenary of Federation Parade, Busselton,
Albany, Wogarno Station (Mt. Magnet), Bandyup Womens
Prison, Merriden, Geraldton, Nungarin, Casino, Nimbin,
Woolgoolga, etc...




Festivals
  • Fremantle Festivals 1996-2001 (Freo Samba)
  • Fremantle International Buskers festival 1999-
  • 2001  (Freo Samba)  
  • Esperence Festival of the Wind 2002
  • Perth Festival 1996-2002 (Freo Samba)
  • Lismore Lantern Parade 2003-2011
  • Tweed Valley Banana Festival 2003-2008
  • Byron Bay (New Years Eve) 03,06-2008-2011.
  • Bangalow Xmas Carnival 2003-2011
  • Bangalow Billy Cart Derby 2003-2009
  • Bellingen Global Carnival 2003-2004
  • Woolgoolga's Curry Festival 2006/2009/2010
  • Port Macquarie's Festival of the Sun 2004
  • Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads,2006
  • Yamba's Surfing the Coldstream 2005-2008  
  • Byron Bay's East Coast Blues & Roots Festival  2007-8
  • Sawtell Chill Festival 2007
  • Speed on the Tweed, Murwillumbah 2007, 2008
  • Ballina River Festival 2007-2009
  • Kingscliff Kafe Fiesta 2009
  • Surfers Paradise Festival 2010-2012
  • Lismore Lantern Parade 2003-2012
  • Unity Festival Murwillumbah 2010-11
  • Tweed River Festival 2009--2012
  • Splendour in the Grass 2012-2013
Byron Beach Hotel 2008
Winsome Hotel, Lismore 2008
Byron Bluesfest 2007
Kingscliff 2009
Byron Peace Festival 2005 (photo Jeff Dawson)
Byron Peacefest, 2005
Check out Samba-Blisstas recently performing @ Olivia Newton
Footage on Oprah's Website!
Samba 2009 Shaker section
Byron Bay 2006
Byron Bay tourism event 2006
Ballina River Festival 2009
Freo Samba Subiaco Street Party 2001
Freo Samba Federation and No War Rallies 2003
Surfers Paradise Festival 2012
Lismore Lantern Parade 2012