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Arizona hosts the 1st Annual National Samba Queen contest in Phoenix

Arizona's 1st Annual National Samba Queen contest in Phoenix
Arizona's 1st Annual National Samba Queen contest in Phoenix

Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia, Brazil, and with its roots Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly Angola and the Congo.

Samba is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnaval. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.

SambAZ is bringing to Phoenix, the Rainha do Samba USA 2014 or, the 1st Annual Samba Queen contest, to elect the Queen of Samba on Saturday, October 4th 2014 at the Pressroom in Phoenix, Arizona.

Honoring Brazilian culture, the Rainha do Samba USA 2014, is a great way to celebrate Dance! This event will become an annual tradition in Phoenix celebrating our world’s diverse musical cultures and fostering global understanding.

SambAZ has hosted multiple Brazilian events in AZ including Brasil Fest AZ and Carnaval AZ both events had 800-1000 guests attendance. Over 1000 guests are expected for Rainha do Samba USA 2014 as it attracts a wide demographic of party goers. Guests will witness 75 sequined samba dancers, capoeira, folkloric dancers, as they groove to the ground shaking rhythms of Brazilian batucada, bands, DJs and more.

SambAZ dancers offer a visual feast with an extravagant performance of Brazilian Samba. This ensemble of dancers radiate sheer energy and passion incorporating the beauty, grace, and spirit of authentic Brasilian Carnaval culture. Prepare yourself to become enticed within the Carnaval revelry of these incredibly gorgeous dancers performing to the hypnotic sounds of in-your-face Samba.

Grupo Liberdade one of the attractions in this event are a performance group and artist collective dedicated to freedom of expression through Movement & Sound. They promote community, empowerment & leadership drawing upon the traditional & contemporary rhythms of Brasil through earth-shakin', body-jumpin', heart-poundin' desert batucada!

DJ Potira from Los Angeles will be blending eclectic Brazilian beats with urban cultures. She believes the natural fit of all different types of music, and her Brazilian background help her read any audience, whether it’s to get a venue jumping or to set the mood to an art gallery cocktail reception.

Don’t miss this energetic highly entertaining competition with tons of Ziriguidum, balacobaco and telecoteco for as long as the show lasts.

Event ticket costs $20 each at the door at The Pressroom on 441 W. Madison St, Phoenix, AZ. You may contact Samba Performers for more information.

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