Batucada Workshop with Clarissa

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Clarissa performed with Portela at the Rio Carnival 2016. Before, she also rehearsed with Vila Isabel, Mangueira and Salgueiro, among others, during various stays in Rio.

She leads Samba School Baturim in Vienna, Austria and is one of the Mestras vom Bloco Coração (intl. Samba-Project).

She is travelling through Europe (while she isn’t in Rio) to play with samba groups at festivals and carnavals (e.g. France/Paris- Sambatuc, Misto Quente, Aquarela, Lyon-24h de Samba, Tours – Alegria, Germany/Berlin – Sapucaiu, Hamburg – UdHH, Paderborn-Querschläger, Great Britain/London- Paraiso at Notting Hill Carnaval and with Bloco X to Hungary, Germany, Poland, Serbia ……) Rio Samba is her favourite Hobby.


Due to many absences for the Easter vacation, there will be no Samba tonight to 24th March, 2016.

Next session is Thursday the 31st March, 2016. 

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Schöne Ostere from the team. 🙂

Super session tonight folks and a big
welcome to Aga and Mauricio. Thanks for bringing your smiles and skills! 😀

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Tonight we practice for a rhythmic collaboration with our friends from Preparen Candela. Caliente here we come!! 🙂

Always wondered what we are doing all those nights at Blaumer Raum?

Well, we are coming out. For you to see. Or hear. Or both. But mostly hear. We will be doing a few mini-sets in collaboration with GZ Grünau at Zürich Tanzt. They dance, we drum. Come see us on stage on Saturday May 9 at 19:15 in Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

Article on BBC News about a British lady auditioning to be a Passista with Unidos De Tijuca… Tijuca’s theme – Switzerland

Fantastic practise session tonight folks… this year is really picking-up momentum! Big thanks to all the crew for your commitment and energy! Full House for Practise

Surdos Caixa Section

Our super hosts at vert.igo and quartierfabrik have been so welcoming and accommodating. We wanna say a big thank you to them!