GBE Samba Rhythm
Below you will find 4 videos explaining the various parts for the samba rhythm that Grand Bateria Express will play at Dundas West Fest on June 11th. The performance starts at Ossington and Dundas at 11 am. Dancers and drummers are asked to gather at 10:30am in the Green P Parking lot just east of Ossington.
To learn more about samba styles in Toronto, check out Batucada Carioca led by Maninho Costa and Samba Toronto led by Alan Hetherington. If you want to explore samba fused with soca, funk and Afro-Latin rhythms, you need to experience Samba Squad led by Rick Lazar (who also serves as artistic director of our Grand Bateria Express project). Also check out Bloco Loco and Samba Elegua. Each group has their own flavour and specialty!