On Friday, October 14, 2011, SAMBA SQUAD played at Lula Lounge. a Big Show and Dance Party with some new original songs, under the Artistic Direction of Rick Shadrach Lazar.
Special guest vocalists Luanda Jones, Laura Mae Lindo, Andrea Dibartolomeo and Lester McLean were featured.
On bass: Collin Barrett, keys: Jordan Armstrong, guitar: Dimitrios Petsalakis, and cavaquinho: Curtis Lambert.
SAMBA SQUAD played with Jade’s Hip-Hop Academy with 300 dancers at the Air Canada Centre on Fri. Sept. 28 to open for 20,000 teens on WE DAY. It was fabulously exciting!
As Toronto’s most loved percussion posse, SAMBA SQUAD returned to the Beaches International Jazz Festival last summer, both at the Bands on the Street from July 26-28 at Woodbine and Queen and then at the brand new venue Beaches Jazz Festival World Stage at Woodbine Park on Sunday, July 29. SAMBA SQUAD will play the Summer 2013 Beaches Jazz Festival, as well as London Sun Fest.
Samba Squad also returned to the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in 2012 and played at the Distillery on Saturday June 23.
Other festivals on our summer schedule included AFRO FEST, SALSA ON ST. CLAIR, Muhtadi International Drum Festival, and TAOIST TAI CHI PARADE.