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Manhattan Samba Biography
Manhattan Samba, New York's longest-running authentic Brazilian
samba drum ensemble, has been delivering its irresistible, energetic,
driving rhythms to dance floors around New York for over a decade.
The all-percussion ensemble is a traditional Brazilian bateria, based
on the drum groups that accompany the yearly carnival parades in Rio de
Manhattan Samba is directed by Ivo Araujo, a master percussionist who
has performed with leading samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, and was
founded in 1990 by Ivo and Amy Duncan, jazz pianist, composer and
leader of the band Brass Tacks.
Manhattan Samba is a truly international group, with members from
Brazil, Central and South America, Europe, Japan and the U.S., all of
them trained by Ivo Araujo in his weekly samba percussion classes.