Samba Da Mudança - LA's community samba drumming ensemble! Featured performers of Rio Batucada, Samba Reggae, Axé, Modern Bloco and other styles of Brazilian music. Previous collaborations with Sheila E., Marcus Santos, Renni Flores, Ailton Nunes, Dudu Fuentes, Kirk Brundage, Lula Almeida members of Ilê Aiyê and many others. Formed to share and celebrate Brazilian drumming in a positive and supportive environment. 'Mudança' for positive 'Change' in the world! Venha pra sambar conosco!
We are one of Los Angeles' largest and most active Samba drumming and dance groups! Learn to drum and dance like they do in Rio and Bahia!
Whether you are a complete beginner, drum circler, dancer, percussion student or a seasoned pro we have something for you. We hold regular classes and rehearsals. Bring your own drums or borrow ours.
We focus on performing at festivals, special events and parades. There are plenty of performance opportunities!
We've performed at the Hollywood Bowl, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion/Los Angeles Music Center, John Anson FORD Amphitheater, Club Nokia, Nokia Theater, HOME Depot Soccer Stadium, participated in the San Fransisco Carnaval, Brazilian Day LA, Brazil Day San Diego, Hollywood Carnaval, Santa Barbara Solstice parades, the "TED" convention, CicLaVia, Venice Beach Music festival, Topanga Earth Day, Long Beach Mardi Gras, Occupy LA and countless other concerts and events. We've also appeared on Good Day LA, Channel 11, Channel 5, Univision, Telemundo, Globo and other television networks!
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We focus on progressive arrangements and rhythms. Especially the "Bloco" and "Samba Reggae" styles that are happening. Groups like MonoBloco, BangalaFumenga, Olodum, Timbalada, Trokobloco, and arrangers like Marcus Santos and Dudu Fuentes.
We are the Los Angeles branch of Grooversity, a universal Brazilian drumming system developed by Marcus Santos.
We perform at outdoor festivals, parades, anywhere we can help raise awareness for positive causes, and at environmental and progressive events. Of course we play traditional Rio style samba as well!!
Samba Da Mudança is an open Samba organization and welcome everyone of ALL musical levels to come rehearse and perform with us! Kids 9+ are welcome to attend rehearsals as well.
Interested in Dance? We offer Samba dance classes and percussion workshops. We work with the phenomenal group SambaFunk Carnaval Explosion from Oakland. We hold regular drumming workshops with them in Los Angeles.