GBE Soca Rhythm


Below you will find four videos explaining the Soca patterns that Grand Bateria Express will perform on June 11 at 11am. The performance starts at Ossington and Dundas at 11 am. Dancers and drummers are asked to gather at 10:30am  in the Green P Parking lot just east of  Ossington.

If you want to learn more about soca drumming style in Toronto, check out Samba Squad led by Rick Lazar, also the director of GBE. Samba Squad fuses soca with samba, funk and Afro Latin rhythms.

Caixa, Surdo and Alfaia Patterns

Bells and Shaker Patterns

Tamborim Patterns

All the parts together playing Soca!

Two part video update of soca rhythm

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