Rainhas da Bateria

The Rainha da Bateria (Queen of the Drums) is the muse that dances in front of, and interacts with the drum section (Bateria). These charismatic dancers welcome and represent the drummers with their moves. It is a position of honour to be chosen as Rainha da Bateria. The London School of Samba holds a competition in the summer each year to see who will be their queen of the drums for that year.

  • Rainha da Bateria 2016 - 2017 Hannah Acido2016 - 2017 Hannah Acido
    Photo: Tristan Daws
  • Rainha da Bateria 2015 - 2016 Patsy Hayward2015 - 2016 Patsy Hayward
    Photo: Tristan Daws
  • Rainha da Bateria 2014 - 2015 Kanika Findley-Chin2014 - 2015 Kanika Findley-Chin
    Photo: Mo Elnadi
  • Rainha da Bateria 2013 - 2014 Jo Wierzbinska2013 - 2014 Jo Wierzbinska
    Photo: Matthew Johns
  • Rainha da Bateria 2012 - 2013 Yazzmin Newell2012 - 2013 Yazzmin Newell
    Photo: John Lastauskas
  • Rainha da Bateria 2011 - 2012 Karla-Jayne Thomas2011 - 2012 Karla-Jayne Thomas
    Photo: M Johns
  • Rainha da Bateria 2010 - 2011 Orquidea Felgueiras2010 - 2011 Orquidea Felgueiras
    Photo: LSS Archive
  • Rainha da Bateria 2009 - 2010 Zara Walker2009 - 2010 Zara Walker
    Photo: LSS Archive
  • Rainha da Bateria 2008 - 2009 Ella Peck2008 - 2009 Ella Peck
    Photo: LSS Archive
  • Rainha da Bateria 2007 - 2008 Kati S2007 - 2008 Kati S
    Photo: No photo
  • Rainha da Bateria 2006 - 2007 Charlotte Seguro Tome2006 - 2007 Charlotte Seguro Tome
    Photo: LSS Archive
  • Rainha da Bateria 2005 - 2006 Aparacida Morrison2005 - 2006 Aparacida Morrison
    Photo: Rob Cummins
  • Rainha da Bateria 2004 - 2005 Sasha Koura2004 - 2005 Sasha Koura
    Photo: LSS Archive
  • Rainha da Bateria 2003 - 2004 Samara Reis2003 - 2004 Samara Reis
    Photo: Leila Peerun
  • Rainha da Bateria 2002 - 2003 Laura Xavier2002 - 2003 Laura Xavier
    Photo: Paul Marwood
  • Rainha da Bateria 2001 - 2002 Rosaria Gracia-Luque2001 - 2002 Rosaria Gracia-Luque
    Photo: Leila Peerun
  • Rainha da Bateria 2000 - 2001 Mariana Whitehouse2000 - 2001 Mariana Whitehouse
    Photo: Paul Marwood
  • 1999 - 2000 Luciana de Oliveira
    Photo:
  • 1998 - 1999 Rachel Williams-Smith
    Photo: LSS Archive
  • Rainha da Bateria 1994 - 1995 Maite de Oliveira1994 - 1997 Maite de Oliveira
    Photo: LSS Archive

The first LSS Rainha da Bateria competition was held in 1998 at the Waterloo Action Centre