S.O.S. Salve O Samba – a day with authentic Carnival songs and Brazilian spirit


An all-day event combining live music with samba tunes, typical Brazilian food, free dance classes and much more

As Londoners are warming up for the Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August the project “S.O.S. Salve O Samba” has prepared a special event for the next “Roda de Samba” on 18 August 2019 at the Maxilla Social Club in Notting Hill.

A set list tailored with a collection of songs will enhance the Brazilian carnival spirit, alongside tunes from classical and modern artists, such as Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Candeia and Nelson Cavaquinho. The ‘Roda de Samba’ line-up has Aleh Ferreira (musical director, vocals and guitar), Uilson Ramos (vocals), Odila Giunta (vocals), Franklin (percussion) and Marcos Santana (percussion). Guest performers: Jeremy (cavaco), Carol Sant’Anna (vocals and pandeiro), Brian (percussion) and Ícaro Barbosa (percussion).

The journey begins with the famous Brazilian Feijoada by Chef Almir Santos. Feijoada is a hearty Brazilian stew made with black beans and a variety of smoked pork meat and sausages. The menu also features a vegan version of the Feijoada.

Dance teacher Rodrigo Correa, an experienced performer and choreographer, leads a free samba class.

Families are welcome and there will be free activities for children.

When: 18 August 2019, 2pm – 8pm

Where: Maxilla Social Club – 4 Maxilla Walk – W10 6NQ (Nearest tube Latimer Road)

Tickets: £8 (over 18s); £5 (17-12); free (11-0)

*Cash only

Credits: Phil Edwards


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