The London School of Samba samba de enredo competition final took place at Made In Brasil in Camden on Saturday 21st May 2011. The members of the London School of Samba that attended voted for their favourite, and the votes were added to the judges’ scores. The scores were very close this year, with Tristan and Mariana’s entry coming a very close second place (only 3 points in it).
So the winning entry that has been chosen for this year’s Notting Hill Carnival Parade as part of this year’s theme – ‘Zé Malandro and the Forty Thieves’ in our 27th year is:

No Rio Sou Malandro e na Persia Alibaba
(In Rio I am Malandro and in Persia I am Alibaba)
by Xavier Osmir, arranged by Paul Rumbol (Paulinho do Cavaco)

Congratulations to Xavier, and Paul.
Get learning Xavier and Paul’s song now, so you can sing it loud and proud at Notting Hill!