MaSamba Samba School was born on the wave of enthusiasm following the success of the 1994 ‘Big Bang Festival’ at the City Arts Centre in Dublin.
With a drum core of over 20 experienced drummers, a dance section featuring the best Brasilian dancers in Ireland, and a huge stock of authentic, high quality carnival costumes, produced for the group in Brasil, MaSamba has become one of the best samba groups in Ireland. They play a mixture of traditional and modern rhythms, including samba, samba-reggae, timbalada, funk, maracatu, ijexá, coco, hip-hop, samba-rock, and many other experimental mixes, with even the odd bit of Irish traditional music thrown in for good measure!
In recent years, Ma Samba has developed several major pageants, including two award-winning entries for the Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival, and represented Ireland at carnival events in the UK, Germany, the US, Mexico and Brasil.
Ma Samba will perform couple of sets at Dublin Vegfest on Saturday 28th Sep.