Samba vs Opera: more in common than you’d think?

By Chris Bicourt.   If I told you samba was opera, would you think I was mad?   When we talk about carnival in samba, we aren’t just talking about an event – we’re talking about a culture, a whole year of preparation, and the reason the samba schools exist. It is such...

London School of Samba has a new Samba-Exaltação

  During a visit to Rio in 2010 members of the London School of Samba met Tiãozinho da Mocidade, from our Madrinha (Godmother samba school) Mocidade Independente De Padre Miguel. Tiãozinho is one of Mocidade’s greatest living composers, having written a number...

We’re the Brazilian Dance School of the Year!

The London School of Samba is proud to announce that we have been awarded Brazilian Dance School of the Year from the Latin UK Awards! The award ceremony took place on the 30th of April at Koko, London. We are immensely proud of this accolade, which is a huge pat on...

Check out our new samba glossary

Ever wondered about a particular aspect of samba, but didn’t know where to find the answer? Check out our new samba glossary in the ‘about us‘ section. If there’s anything you’d like to know about that you can’t find in the...