Samba da Vela

Mon 15 Dec 2014

A hotspot for new samba composers

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Crowds at Samba da Vela

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In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the Casa de Cultura de Santo Amaro, a colonial-style mansion. During the session, a lit candle determines the duration of the party, which ends when the candle burns out. A hotspot for new samba composers, it's been the launching point for many of the musicians currently on the circuit. The music is preceded by a discussion, and even newbies are encouraged to sing as the group's leaders speed up the verses, clapping their hands to keep the rhythm.

Event details

Casa de Cultura de Santo Amaro
Address Praça Francisco Ferreira Lopes 434

Santo Amaro, São Paulo

Telephone (11) 3106 8569

Admission R$5

Date Mon 15 Dec 2014

Open 8.30pm

Samba da Vela website


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