Portland Samba is a one-of-a-kind professional performance ensemble. Our shows feature energizing rhythm, dynamic visuals, and an interactive experience where the audience becomes one of the performers. We offer a variety of performance levels to suit your event and the demands of your venue.
Portland Samba is one of the premier providers of interactive and energetic team-building workshops. We get your team moving, playing drums, and singing in a safe atmosphere for exploration and participation. By the end of the workshop, you will have created your very own carnival. The shared experience of producing an irresistibly good time results in something larger than each individual, and builds powerful bonds that foster positivity into your team’s future.
Our Side Projects
In addition to providing world class performances and workshops, Portland Samba seeks to build community, educate, and promote creativity.
Brazilian Independence Day Event
September 7th, 2017, will be our first Annual Brazilian Independence Day event. Drawing together the talents for more than 12 local Brazilian artists, the night sees to celebrate our local community and Brazilian culture. Join us at Kruger Farms for this outdoor event!
Portland Samba Collaborations
Portland Samba loves to collaborate with other artists and ensembles. The Brazilian Independence Day event will showcase many such collaborations including some original compositions. Some of our partners include: Duo Becar, Tom Bergerson Brazil Band, Beto Guimaraes, Sheyla Mattos, Pyata, and more!
Every Saturday, our teachers host a community class for anyone interested in learning the skills of Brazilian drumming. Participants learn technique, rhythms, and music literacy resulting in a compelling performance and feeling of accomplishment. Drums are provided. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. Have fun and meet great people!
For more information, see our Facebook events for the next class: Our Facebook Events.