Brazilian Carnival Extravaganza @DROM Featuring PHILLY BLOCO!

  • February 18, 2012 · 9:00 PM

On Saturday, February 18th DROM's host a party like no other bringing the smells, sounds and sensuality of Brazil to lower east side...Carnival from Rio de Janeiro!! Join us in celebration of Brazilian Carnival with live music, big band style percussion, horns, Samba by PhillyBloco. You'll be dancing all night as if in Rio!!

Advance tickets are $12 purchase yours at and save the date.

Meetup: Outside at 9:00pm. Spot Alliah wearing a RED wool coat. Alliah has reserved a table for us to group and enjoy the fun together singing and dancing. Food and drinks are available for purchase menu at

Showtime: PhillyBloco is on at 10pm.

PhillyBloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. Our group is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of SAMBA, FUNK, REGGAE and more made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including: Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The one constant in all of our music is a heavy percussive element (12 drummers!) that we use to explore the tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, applying our own unique creativity and energy to each arrangement. Our music is extremely high energy, full of passion and feeling. We want to make people dance, feel good, and give them something to celebrate every time they see us perform!

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  • Sri

    Great music and atmosphere, fun group!

    February 21, 2012

  • marie

    I got there late and didn't meet the group, but had a good time!

    February 20, 2012

  • April

    Philly Bloco was a lot of fun, unfortunately, I had/have a bad sore throat and left right before the second set.
    Thanks Alliah for organizing the evening.

    February 19, 2012

  • deb m.

    Great music. Their dancers got the crowd going

    February 19, 2012

  • Alliah

    PhillyBloco brought the best carnival experience out of Rio to the lower east side.

    February 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Philly Bloco is an amazing band! Had a great time

    February 19, 2012

  • deb m.

    I'm in and hungry. Sitting up stairs wearing red sweater. Get here before seats go?

    February 18, 2012

  • deb m.

    I'm inside sitting up the stairs wearing a red sweater blond hair to shoulders

    February 18, 2012

  • Alliah

    Deb, we are meeting up at 8:30 so we can find each other. Inside there is the option to purchase food so if we would like a table arriving earlier would be convenient to us all or we can all go nearby to eat and return. Meeting you ahead of an event is to everyone benefit because one inside it is more difficult to find each other specially if the light are not as bright. See you you soon!

    February 6, 2012

  • deb m.

    you say it starts at 830, the ticket says 930pm? what time should we meet? does anyone want to have dinner before?

    February 5, 2012

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