Sat, June 17th

Samba New York’s King of the Drums Samba Party.

Brazilian dance Salsa TICKETS

Doors 6:30 PM
Show 7:30 PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15

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

Samba New York's King of the Drums Samba Party

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 Summertime edition of the event will feature an official dance contest to select the 2017 “King of the Drums” — O Rei da Bateria — who will march in front of Samba New York's Drum Section at this year's Village Halloween Parade on October 31st and in next year’s Dance Parade in May. If you are male, at least 21 years old, and love to dance samba, we invite you to register for the contest by sending your full name, contact phone number, and a short video of you dancing samba to
[email protected] . Space in the contest is limited. Both amateur and professional dancers are welcome. 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 Dr. Samba. For further details, please click here. 

Founded and directed by percussionist/ethnomusicologisPhilip Galinsky (a.k.a. Dr. Samba), Samba 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.