Fri, June 20th

Samba New York! Samba Party


Doors 6:30PM
Show 7:15PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $10
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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

On June 20th, Samba New York! will be hosting the Summer edition of its "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. The evening kicks off with a pagode, a typical samba get-together featuring a circle of musicians playing informally around a table, with singer Ana Fernandez. Then Brazilian dance master Danielle Lima provides 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. 

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 richness and exhilaration 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, ESPN's 2014 Upfront at the Minskoff Theatre, TV Globo's O Jornal Nacional, and the Dr. Oz 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. Born into a distinguished samba family in São Paulo, Ana Fernandez is a champion of Brazil's most popular rhythm and one of NYC's leading samba singers. Myk 2Melo is a global bass DJ and founder of Cumba Mela.