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Samba da Vela

A hotspot for new samba composers

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Samba da Vela

Admission R$5

Date Mon 15 Dec 2014

Open 8.30pm

Samba da Vela website

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

Telephone (11) 3106 8569

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.

By Time Out São Paulo editors
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