Samba Reggae History

Fogo Azul members posing with Adriana Portella of Dida Banda Feminina during Carnival in Salvador da Bahia

Samba Reggae is a genre of music from Salvador da Bahia in Brazil, started in the 1970’s as part of the black power movement. Here is a brief history of Samba reggae and the various Afro Blocos who made Samba Reggae happen.

Best Drumline, Samba Band in NYC!

Marching Band! Women Drumming in New York City! What do you get when a marching band meets Samba band? FogoAzul NYC has had a busy spring!  First we made a music video!  We entered the NPR Tiny Desk Contest!  As a marching band drumline, it was a little difficult to find a piece that was appropriate for the contest, but … Read More

Brazilian drumline Samba band FogoAzul NYC Attends Annual Honk Festival!

Brazilian drumline Samba band

Honk Festival Last weekend FogoAzul NYC brazilian drumline samba band was invited to play at the Annual Honk Festival. Honk is an awesome annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands and street bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville, MA for a celebration of music, community and activism! FogoAzul NYC is part of worldwide drumming network … Read More