Escola de Samba

Date: 
Sun Jul 1 7:15pm
Ticket Price: 
Free Admission
Ticket Information: 

Drawing on both the talents of Toronto’s Brazilian community and on the musical resources of a small army of honorary Brazilians, the Escola de Samba is widely recognized as one of the more important cultural links between Toronto and Brazil, and certainly the most fun one. The leader and musical director of the Escola de Samba de Toronto is percussionist and musical all-rounder Alan “Canadense” Hetherington, a devotee of the Samba Enredo tradition of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo for nearly fifteen years. At the receiving end of Hetherington’s knowledge is the Escola de Samba’s core, a percussion “bateria” consisting of over 35 people who have all been transformed by the power and beauty of samba.