SAMBA SQUAD celebrated its 10th anniversary with an exhilarating percussive explosion at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Co-presented by Lula World Festival, this was the closing concert of the 7th Annual Music Festival.
Special guests included beat boxer AKASubliminal, tap dancer Shawn Byfield; singers Alberto Alberto, Eliana Cuevas, Laura Mae Lindo, and Aline Morales; dancers Melissa Noventa, Matumbo Rainos, and Adrianna Yanuziella’s Dance Migration; Ben Grossman on hurdy-gurdy, Gord Sheard on accordian and vocals, Jeremy Ledbetter on keys, Wagner Petrelli on guitar.
Samba Squad’s original founding members who played: Co-founder Janet “Slamdog” McClelland, Tony Pierre, Trevor Yearwood, Lyba Spring.
Linda Brown, Layah Davis, Desiree Marshall, Gili Gurvitz, Jonas Spring, Danielle Lafond, Greg Meleca, David Figliano, Sue and Tracy Ashton, Jordan Armstrong, Jonathan Alderson, Curtis Lambert and Victor Rebelo.