Brazilian culture is derived from a mix of Africa, European, and its indigenous people's traditions. In its blend of races, languages, regions, social customs, music, and dance one can easily find the African influence. Traditional drumming and dance are integral parts of everyday life in Africa. Many such traditions which were brought to Brazil by African slaves are still practiced today. Although they have undergone some transformations, they have become an important part of Brazilian culture.
Of Brazil's many musical forms, the most popular and known worldwide is the Samba which is of Semba origin from Angola. The familiar and lively Samba is the country's national music and dance and can be found throughout Brazil with regional variations.
Our samba batterie is grounded in the following traditions:
The Brazilian Samba Batterie Members: