Gabriel Policarpo Samba Drum Workshops: 18,19 & 20th March 2023

Photo credits: @RodrigoSimasPhoto

Come and learn Brazilian percussion with inimitable Gabriel Policarpo from Rio de Janeiro.

Gabriel is an incredible talent and a wonderful teacher. You will learn more than you ever imagined in his workshops. We can’t wait to see you! Click here on the images below for registration and further information.

Saturday 22nd OCt -BIG AUTUMN PARTY with Gabriel Policarpo and DJ Livia

Come and party with us this coming Saturday 22nd of October! We can’t wait to see you! Click on the images below for tickets and more information.

When you attend our Open Escolas de Samba Workshop on Saturday or one of this week’s workshop series, your entry ticket for the party will be deducted from the cost of the workshop. In other words, buy entry to the workshop, enter the party for free.

Gabriel Policarpo in Zürich, 19.10 – 23.10 SAVE THE DATES !

Yes that’s right folks, he’ll be here again, we’re super proud to be hosting the most amazing Mr. Gabriel Policarpo sponsored by Contemporânea Musical
Gabriel will be with us in October from the 19th the 23rd of October.

We’ve designed an exciting 4 day series of courses for you, culminating in your participation in a live bateria show on Saturday 22nd at our Jam Session & Party.

Wednesday 19thBrazilian Rhythms Workshop
Thursday 20th Escola de Samba Workshop
Friday 21st – Repique for Beginners & Repique for Intermediates & Advanced Saturday 22nd at 16:00Gabriel Policarpo – Escola de Samba Workshop (up to 70 places available!!)

Saturday 22nd 14:00 – 02:00 Afternoon & Evening Party – featuring Gabriel Policarpo & Friends, Bateria Show from Os Patos Poderosos, Samba no Pé from Celebre Samba and groovetastic sets from DJ Lívia, Brazilian Food and more…

Tickets here: Gabriel Policarpo, DJ Lívia & Friends – Jam Session & Party

Photo Credit: IG @RodrigoSimasPhoto

✨Brazilian Music Experience with DuettO – this Thursday! ✨

Workshop with DuettO

Join us this Thursday 7th July for a fantastic Brazilian Music Experience with DuettO from São Paulo…

Follow the link to register…. you’re going to love it!

Thursday 7th July 18:30 at Zürich School of Samba

Caliente 2022 – Here we come!

Yes that’s right, we’re back in action for Caliente 2022, and we have the honour of the most excellent Lucas Eduardo and Hebert Bruno of DuettO and Rosas de Ouro performing with us. Book your Caliente Festival tickets now and come see us. Remember to dance like nobody’s watching!! 😍

Friday 1st July at 20:00
Saturday 2nd July at 17:00

Alte Kaserne – Caliente Festival

Samba Drumming Workshops with Gabriel Policarpo!

We’ve got some wonderful drumming workshops lined-up for you with the inspirational Mr. Gabriel Policarpo, of G.R.E.S Unidos do Viradouro.

Sign-up here while places last or scan the code below with your mobile device…

… and if you’re feeling the love today, share some with us by checking out our posts on IG and FB. ->

Gabriel Policarpo Workshops Coming soon!

Coming soon to Zürich, the legendary Gabriel Policarpo !! Offering drumming workshops to die for!!! Keep an eye on our IG and FB feeds…

Copyright: Gabriel Policarpo 2021

Gabriel is an astonishing teacher who creates a very joyful, safe-space for learning, his passion for rhythm is utterly infectious!


Learn to Dance Samba with ZSS

We’re all really proud to announce the commencement of our new dance classes from the wonderful Boglárka Bethlendy. Naturally with the current situation we are starting small, and we’re staying masked-up and distanced! Places are very limited right now, so if you want to start learning Samba no pé, join us via and RSVP for a class….

Summer Break – ZSOS back after National Day

Hello Sambistas & Ritmistas,

We’re taking summer break after an amazing Caliente/Züri Fäscht and will be back in action in the second week of August.

Thursday 8th of August is our next Schnupperkurs/Rehearsal evening.

Please use to keep up with our schedule.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Big Love


Summer break for ZSS 27th July to 15th August

Hey Everyone,

We’ve got two more sessions before our summer break.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

There’ll be no ZSS Meetups from the 27th July to 15th August 2018.

The first session after summer break will be on Thursday the 16th of August.

Sign-up at if you’d like to join us. We look forward to meeting you! 🙂


The ZSS Team

ZSS @Caliente 2018


Zurich School of Samba, in cooperation with G.R.E.S. Unidos De Geneve and the lovely dancers from Escola de Samba Baturim, Vienna, proudly presents our..

Caliente 2018 gig list….

Friday, 6th July 

19.15h Official opening event (closed venue)
20.30h Ankerstrasse… on the street
21.00h Coop Hohlstrasse
21.45h Zeughaushof
22.30h Kasernenwiese

Saturday, 7th July

19:00h Coop, Hohlstrasse, all following ca. 20-30 min. sets
20:00h Zeughaushof
22:00h Kasernenareal
23:00h Stauffacherstrasse/ Helvetiaplatz

0:30h and again ca. 01:00h Volkshaus, main stage and at the “MUSICA URBANA”, Urbano, Reggaeton & Funk Carioca with: DJs Banana (Rep. Dominicana), Copita (CH),
El Niño (Portugal) und Diego FM (Portugal).
1st floor: DJ Livia da Bahia (Brasil),
Urbano, Reggaeton & Funk Carioca

Come and samba with us – vem sambar com nos !!!

Merry Christmas from ZSS! 🤩🎄🎅🏿🥁🇧🇷🇨🇭

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year in 2018 to all of our friends in Facebook-Land!

Thanks for all your support and smiles in 2017!!

If you have the chance come dance with Felipe on the 6th Jan! You will have a great time!! 😍 Just get in touch to sign-up. 🤩

Big love from the whole ZSS crew!


ZSOS make waves at Startup Weekend Zürich 2017. Oh yeah! #zurichsamba #swzh2017


After an incredible workshop during the day with the most excellent Mr. Cedric Veillard of Unidos de Genève, (more postings on that soon!), we dropped in to Startup Weekend Zürich to bring some extra mojo! If you’ve got entrepreneurial intentions… check SUW Zürich’s Facebook Page.