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Make Music Day 2023

Burlington City Hall 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT, United States

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, […]

July 3 on the Waterfront

Waterfront Park, Burlington 10 College Street, Burlington, VT, United States

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 […]

The Addition Block Party

Baird Park 1042 Pine St, Burlington, VT, United States

The 3rd Annual Addition Block Party, a neighborhood gathering in the South End of Burlington.

Art Hop

Art Hop 4 Howard Street, Burlington, VT, United States

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!

Burlington Pride Festival & Parade

Downtown Burlington Church Street, Burlington, VT, United States

Sambatucada will march with parade, going from the Burlington Telecom Parking lot to Battery Park.

Milk with Dignity for Migrant Justice

Hannaford's 935 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT, United States

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 […]

South Burlington Sustainable Energy Fest

South Burlington City Hall 180 Market St, South Burlington, Vermont, United States

A day of fun, food, prizes & sustainable energy. Food trucks, swag, over 20 exhibitors, workshops and more. Sambatucada will provide the music, along with local prodigy Charlie Schramm.


Sommerville, MA Sommerville, MA, United States

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 […]

Samba Workshop with Dev Nambi

Big Heavy World 4 Howard Street, Burlington, VT, United States

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 […]

River of Light

Waterbury Waterbury Village Historic District, Waterbury, VT, United States

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 […]

Sambatucada at Winterlude 2024

Schmanska Park 85 Grove Street, Burlington, VT, United States

Winterlude is a winter celebration that offers outdoor activities for young, old and in between. Take advantage of free loaner equipment for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. Hot beverages, chili, and treats will be available around the fire pit and in the warming area. Local musicians, Sambatucata! and The Brass Balagan, will keep the beat […]

Pre-Eclipse Performance on Church Street

Church Street, Downtown Burlington 52 Church Street, Burlington, VT, United States

Join us on Sunday, a day before the eclipse as we perform a two hour set for the masses. Thank you to Andrew and the Church Street Marketplace team for their support. Listen for us near Homeport, between Cherry and Bank streets.