Fri, April 22nd

Samba New York’s Queen of the Drums Samba Party


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

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

Samba New York’s Queen of the Drums Samba Party

Event Description:
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. This Springtime edition of the event will feature an official dance contest to select the 2016 "Queen of the Drums” — A Rainha da Bateria — who will march in front of Samba New York's Drum Section at this year's Dance Parade on May 21st and Village Halloween Parade on October 31st. Any female samba dancers who are at least 21 years old and are interested in participating in the contest are invited to register by emailing their full name, contact phone number, and a photo in samba costume to [email protected] . Space in the contest is limited. The event will also include a samba lesson with Brazilian dance master Danielle Lima and a set of live batucada by the Samba New York! drummers, under the leadership of Director, Philip Galinsky. For further details, please visit:

Founded and directed by percussionist/ethnomusicologist Philip GalinskySamba New York! is a world-renowned samba performance company dedicated to entertaining, educating, and uplifting people of all backgrounds with the exhilarating music and dance of Brazil. Having grown up immersed in Rio’s samba world, Danielle Lima is one of NYC’s foremost Brazilian dancers, teachers, and choreographers and founder of the Brasileirando Dance Group.

Samba New York! Website:
Danielle Lima Website: