Africa to Brazil, Ancestors Cross the Ocean - Da Africa Para o Brasil, Ancestrais Atravessam o Oceano 2022
Exploring the connections between
West-Africa and Bahia
Amazons, Warriors of Brazil 2021
‘Amazonas, Guerreiras do Brasil’ explores the ongoing plight of the indigenous people who are fighting to protect their homes and the surrounding rainforest.
Africa, Drums of Our Ancestors 2019
Connecting samba to its ancestral roots in West and West Central Africa; the culture, the tradition, the folklore. We explore the Andinkra Symbol of SANKOFA
Carnaval de los Muertos 2018
There is a famous saying in Brazil ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’. Well it turns out they got that wrong! This year we bring a bit of Latin America to the samba with our very own Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead Carnival.
Misterios do Mar 2017
Legends of the mermaids, mysteries of the sea, where myth and marine biology meet. Do the coral reefs hide the mythical mermaids, queens of the sea?
Rio Tropicalia 2016
From the innocence of 1950’s Rio de Janeiro, to the military dictatorship of the late 60’s where musicians and artists were censored and expelled for expressing resistance in song and art.
Circo do Samba Espectaculo 2015
‘Roll up, roll up, to the greatest samba show on earth! Prepare to be astounded as the Circo do Samba turns the grey streets of the UK into a spectacle of colour, sound, fantasy and youthful energy!’
Sambalactica, a journey through time and space bringing samba to the universe!
This year’s theme is influenced by G.R.E.S Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel’s 1985 song Ziriguidum 2001
A Criação do Mundo na
Tradição Nagô 2013
In the depths of Bahia echoes a joyeous song, as the first three priestesses of the Candomblé retell the the tales of their ancestors
O Samba é a Flor 2012
From seeds blown from Africa by the breath of Iansa, goddess of the winds, the flowers of the samba blossom in lands far and wide. “Oia, Oia, epparei Iansa!”
Lendas e Mistérios da Amazonia 2011
Folklore and myths of the Amazon Rainforest