Austin Samba Presents Carnavália
Austin Samba, which is the largest samba troupe will be bringing a taste of Rio de Janeiro to The Paramount's stage with a celebration called Carnavalia!
With over 40 performers, Austin Samba brings its signature Brazilian drumming and hip-hop shaking to the historic Paramount Theater for one night only so you better get your beads ready! Featuring music by Beth Carvalho, Os Tribalistas and Caetano Veloso, Carnavália will definitely get you on your feet.
Austin Samba will bring the captivating rhythms of Brazil to Central Texas during Carnavalia!, an electrifying evening of music and dance. The Paramount Theatre will come alive with energetic Brazilian drumming and uplifting beats of samba during Carnavalia!, which transports the culture of the world's most famous Carnaval celebration in Rio de Janeiro to town.
For the past 14 years, Austin Samba has been staging productions for its Carnaval season with themes ranging from Madame Butterfly to Peter Pan to The Big Easy. The group has performed at public and private events throughout the state including Austin's Carnaval Brasileiro, HONK!TX, and Dia de los Muertos celebrations. They give an exciting and authentic taste of Rio, modeled on that city's legendary "escolas de samba" that often comprise 300 drummers and thousands of dancers in Rio's annual Carnaval parades.
Austin Samba is the largest samba school in the U.S. Founded in 2001, it is a volunteer-run educational and performance group of more than 40 drummers and 60 dancers that performs music and dance from across Brazil. Austin Samba performs at parades, festivals and special occasions, bringing the music, movement, color, pageantry and joy of Brazilian Carnaval to events throughout the region. Austin Samba is open to the community, offering classes to beginners every year. For more information, visit www.AustinSamba.org.
The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Friday, February 15 at 8pm
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