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.
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
Gotham’s Heartbeat FogoAzul NYC! Samba Band, NYC Drumline, Marching Band, Samba Reggae, Brazilian drumline FogoAzul NYC Bateria just had a jam packed week filled with four awesome events all over NYC! We kicked off our week with the NYC Village Halloween Parade on Monday night and brought the week to a close at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday … Read More
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