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  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016

    Global Carnival

    8PM Dinner set, 9:30 Samba Squad

    http://www.lula.ca/events/2016/feb/samba-squad.html

    Lula Lounge

    1585 Dundas St., West of Dufferin St.

     

     

    Lula Music & Arts Centre in partnership with Massey Hall presents

    In advance of Massey Hall’s presentation of globalFEST on the Road: Creole Carnival we’ve partnered with Lula Music & Arts Centre for a night of global carnival. Multi-cultural percussion posse Samba Squad features Mardi Gras-inspired horns and a sweet dose of urban funk, and leads a dance-till-you-drop tour of global Carnival grooves from Brazil, Trinidad, New Orleans and Cuba. Presented by Lula Music & Arts Centre and part of our Carnival celebrations.

    Special guests, Sarita Leyva, Demetrios Petsalakis, Alexis Baro and the Kiss-Ass Brass. 

    Doors open at 7:30PM.

    Dinner set at 8PM: Genevieve Marentette, vocalist, with Attila Freis on piano. 

    Samba Squad’s first set starts at 9:00 PM

     

     
       
     
  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016

    Bridging Festival Scarboro Arts

    6:30PM

    Albert Campbell Square

    150 Borough Drive, Toronto

    One hour show

     

     

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016

    Muhtadi International Drumming Festival

    4PM

    Woodbine Park

    1695 Queen St. East, Toronto

    Muhtadi International Festival is a two-day fest, Sat. June 4 and Sun. June 5, 2016.

    Event  times: 12 Noon-8PM

    Samba Squad will play at 4PM on Sunday, June5.

    For more info:www.muhtadidrumfest.com

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016

    GRAND BATTERIA EXPRESS

    11AM-12 Noon

    Parade starts walking west from Ossington and Dundas West; parade ends at Lansdowne and Dundas.

    Grand Bateria Express is a supergroup drumming ensemble that includes leaders and members of the Samba SquadEscola de SambaBatucada CariocaSamba EleguaT.Dot BatuMaracatu Mar Aberto, Bloco Loco and from Montreal: Terrato.

    Rick Shadrach Lazar is the Music Director,  working in collaboration with  Maninho Costas and Alex Bordokas.
     
     Canada’s largest drumming ensemble launches the day at Dundas West Fest with a moving party playing four rhythms – Samba, Soca, Maracatu and Samba Reggae. Check out the videos to learn more about the rhythms. You can also learn the dance steps and join in the performance!
     
    Sponsored by Lula Lounge: www.lula.ca
  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016

    Fairbanks Village Street Fest

    Sat. 6-10PM, Sun. 5-9PM

    Corner of Dufferin and Eglinton: Outside stage, free street festival.

    Samba Squad will play 4 sets each day of the 2-day festival.

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016

    Canada Day

    4PM

    Mackenzie Glen District Park

    Maple, Ontario

    One hour show

  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016

    Pride Day Parade 2016

    Afternoon

    Yonge and Bloor

    Once again, Samba Squad is thrilled to participate in the Pride Parade and will march along with the Green Party to celebrate our differences and love for all our communities

  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016
    Fri
    08
    Jul
    2016

    London Sun Fest

    July 7: Galaxy Stage 6PM, July 8: Jazz Stage 6PM

    Victoria Park

    London, Ontario

    During the two-day festival, Samba Squad will play at 6PM Thursday on the Galaxie Stage; on Friday, Samba Squad will play the last show on the Jazz Stage at 7PM.

     

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016

    Salsa on St. Clair

    All day, both days

    St. Clair Ave. at Winona, North side

    Samba Squad will play continuous sets throughout the days of the SOSC festival.

    Dance in the street!

    Showtimes:

    Saturday July 9th, 2016
    •             From 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    •             From 2:00pm to 2:45pm (Parade)
    •             From 4:15pm to 5:15pm
    •             From 6:15 pm to 7:15pm
    •             From 8:15pm to 9:15pm
     
    Sunday July 10th, 2016
    •             From 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    •             From 2:00pm to 2:45pm (Parade)
    •             From 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    •             From 6:00pm to 7:00pm
     
  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016

    Regent Park:Sunday in the Park Fest

    3PM

    TBA

    Samba Squad will play a set at 3PM.

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016

    Beaches Jazz Fest

    7-11PM

    Queen St. East at Woodbine

    Another great year for the Beaches Street Festival: Samba Squad will play continuous sets with 100 other bands along Queen Street.