Ice cream social for the First Congregational Church during Burlington's Discover Jazz Festival.
June 21 is Make Music Day, a celebration of music that began in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, a way to celebrate how music brings people together across historical, linguistic and cultural differences. Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in countries including India, Germany, […]
Our annual performance on the Burlington Waterfront, part of the Independence Day festivities that end with a spectacular fireworks show. Be ready to swing your hips. Dance instructor Shannon Kelly will join us to lead the willing throughout our set. See our homepage video for a taste of the event, with Shannon dancing at our […]
Art Hop in the Burlington South End is not to be missed. Artists, musicians, food, and lots of people, young and old. Sambatucada will perform just outside our studio at the intersection of Howard and Pine, playing Afro-Brazilian rhythms from Salvador da Bahia and Rio. Expert dance teacher Shannon Kelly will show you the moves!
Sambatucada will be supporting Migrant Justice in their effort to persuade Hannaford's Supermarkets to comply with the Milk with Dignity Program, which brings together farmworkers, farmers, corporate buyers and consumers to secure dignified working conditions in dairy supply chains. The Milk with Dignity Program is now fully operational in Ben & Jerry's northeast dairy supply […]
HONK! is an annual festival of activist street bands in Somerville, Mass. on the weekend of October 6-9 (weekend of Indigenous People's Day, formerly known as Columbus Day). It is a huge, fun, music-filled festival with over 30 bands, mostly brass, from all over the country. Though not confirmed, aNova Brazil could play one one-hour […]
Co-director Dev Nambi from the Seattle-based samba group VamoLá is coming to Burlington! Joined by his partner Ade, an accomplished drummer, dancer, and artist, Dev will host a workshop in lieu of our regularly scheduled rehearsal. Though not a mestre, Dev has been drumming for decades and has played with and learned from some of […]
The 14th Annual River of Light Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 in Waterbury. This year's theme: toys & games About A River of Light Every December since 2010, community members of all ages have been coming together to celebrate and participate in the excitement of the River of Light Lantern […]