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Manhattan Samba

Manhattan Samba is New York’s longest-standing Brazilian bateria – a high-energy samba drum ensemble in the heart of Manhattan. Time Out New York Magazine alliteratively singled out Manhattan Samba as the NYC group that "bombards your brain and booty with a battery of bumpin' Brazilian batucada beats." Founded in 1990 by Ivo Araújo and Amy Duncan, Manhattan Samba has been a major act on New York City’s dance floors for over two decades. Its mission is to inspire fitness, leadership and community through Samba-Enredo. It is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, and introduces Brazilian carnival culture to everyone interested. Many people playing together is joyful as well as challenging. Manhattan Samba is a space for creativity, channeled through arrangements and improvisation. At weekly rehearsals, Manhattan Samba is striving to achieve sonic oneness as a group, and to be a platform for each member to build individual talent.

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