Tambor Vivo organizes also dance and music workshops several times a year including for example dances and rhythms such as samba de roda, forró, jongo, tambor de crioula, coco, couple reggae etc. 

Samba de roda

Samba de roda in the Noite do Forró, 18.2.2017, Lavaklubi Helsinki. 

Samba de roda is the most traditional form of samba and it originated in the state of Bahia among the african slaves that we working on the plantations in the Recôncavo region.  It has strong african roots and it´s one of the most important expressions of Afro-Brazilian culture. 

In samba de roda music, dance and singing are united. It is practiced in a circle (roda) which is formed by the singers, dancer and musicians. There is no choreography in samba de roda, the dance is based in improvisation. There is either one woman or woman-men couple dancing in the middle of the roda. They play with the steps and gestures and communicate with each others and the musicians. It is like a communal game in which everybody participates. 

The energy in samba de roda is really contagious and the party can go on the whole night! 


Bom Cabelo dancing with Laura

Forró is a the most popular brazilian social dance which originated in the northeast of Brazil. In the past years it has been spreading all around the world and Europe like a fewer! Forró suits for people of all ages and there exist different styles of forró, slow and fast. The traditional forró is very simple but the more modern forró has adapted many figures from other couple dances.

Forró doesn’t have any strict rules but the most important things are the rhythm, the connection between the partners and of course having fun. 

Come to experience this beautiful dance with us and get addicted to it!