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...

We Create Worlds…

By Chris Bicourt   At London School of Samba, I have been lucky enough to have taken part in the creative process of bringing our carnival parade to life on several occasions. And I can tell you it’s not just a show – it’s the creation of worlds! It’s exhilarating....

Calling All Compositores!

It’s that time of year again! The London School of Samba has announced it’s annual Samba de Enredo competition. Composers are invited to write a samba, which will be performed with a live bateria at Floripa, Old Street, on Thursday 8th May 2014. The samba...

Sign up for our Carnival season 2013!

Carnaval is fast approaching for the London School of Samba and are you excited?   Not yet? You should be!   This year we have some pretty freakin’ fantastic costumes for our 2013 theme ‘Children of the Sun: The Quest for El Dorado’.    Want join for...