Sat, April 26th

Samba New York! Samba Party

Brazilian TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7:00PM
Advance Price
Door Price $10

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

On April 26th, Samba New York! will be hosting its second "Samba Party," the only regular event in NYC where the general public can dance to a live samba school Bateria (Drum Section). As opposed to a show, the "Samba Party" is more of a communal gathering, where Brazilian music enthusiasts share their love of samba drumming, dance, and culture—a kind of NYC take on the mega samba school rehearsals that precede Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian dance master Danielle Lima will provide a lesson before leading the crowd in a series of fun and exciting samba routines, set to the powerful rhythms of Samba New York's live Bateria, under the leadership of Director, Philip Galinsky. DJ 2Melo sets the mood with his unique collection of Brazilian roots and contemporary dance tracks. At this edition of the Party, Samba New York! will be holding its first ever pagode, a typical samba get-together featuring a circle of musicians playing informally around a table, accompanied by singing, dancing, socializing, and plenty of food and drink.

Praised by Brazil's Estado de São Paulo newspaper as "the most famous and active 'school of samba' in New York City," Samba New York! has brought the exhilaration and richness of Rio's samba traditions to some of the most prestigious venues, events, and media platforms in NYC and beyond—including Central Park SummerStage, the WITNESS Gala hosted by Peter Gabriel, the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, Brooklyn Museum, Joe's Pub, SOB's, TV Globo's O Jornal Nacional, the Dr. Oz Show, and the CBS Early Show. Having grown up immersed in Rio's samba world, Danielle Lima is one of NYC's foremost Brazilian dancers and founder of the Brasileirando Dance Group. Myk 2Melo is a global bass DJ and founder of Cumba Mela.