encontro

Cardiff Encontro 2015

Around 400 drummers gathered over 3 days from all over the UK and beyond for samba workshops, busking gigs in Cardiff city centre and around the Cardiff Bay area and a spectacular evening showcase. All culminating in a mass busk outside the Senedd, The National Assembly for Wales building. Special thanks to Samba Galez for organising this great event.

Bloco Fogo were there in force with a band of 35 wowing the crowds wherever we went with our music, performance and choreography.

Playing both outside and inside the Revolución De Cuba Bar mixing with a mass of hen parties was great fun and had people on their feet dancing away with us. Check out their huge set of photos
Here is just a selection of photos that captured the weekend, plus some videos of the mass busk.



















Brazilian Carnival Encontro 2012

An entire weekend full of workshops, showcase events, stage and street performances featuring bands from all over the UK and Europe.
http://www.carnivalarts.org.uk/Encontro2012.aspx

This year's highlights include: Maracatu Estrela do Norte, Samba ya Bamba, Vaca Louca, Juba do Leao, Batebalengo, Garden City Samba, Bloco Fogo, Bloco do Sul, Sambassadors of Groove, Batala, Rhythms of the City, Ziriguidum, Toque Tambor, Nova Guarda, Maracatudo Mafua, Paraiso School of Samba, London School of Samba, Outra Vez, and Copa Cabana.

This really was an amazing opportunity to get involved and be inspired by other bands and performances, the energy and creativity on display was amazing. Looking forward to next year already!