Rio Hosts the First National Meeting of Women in the Samba Circle

This first edition will be dedicated to the singer Beth Carvalho, known as the ‘Madrinha do Samba’ (Godmother of Samba) and it will feature more than 400 artists performing throughout Brazil and Argentina.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, November 24th, will see the ‘Primeiro Encontro Nacional de Mulheres na Roda de Samba’ (First National Meeting of Women in the Samba Circle) being held simultaneously in states across Brazil and even in Argentina, with Rio hosting an event at Renascença Clube, situated in the Andarai neighborhood of the city’s ‘Zona Norte’ (North Zone).

The project, created by samba singer and composer Dorina Samba, aims to bring together musicians, singers, composers and producers, in order to bring attention to the strong female presence in samba, both current . . .

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