VamoLá! is a Brazilian drum and dance ensemble that brings the spirit of Carnaval to life through vibrant parades and performances. Our main focus is on Rio-style samba, but we perform a variety of other music and dance styles from all over Brazil. Our name means, “Let’s go!” in Portuguese, and we do just that — we get people going!
VamoLa is performing in the Armory Main Stage.
VamoLá is back with another performance. They combine live Brazilian music with energetic dancers in stunning Brazilian costumes. They’ll be performing many types of Brazilian music and dance from around Brazil. They'll even be teaching how to dance Samba Reggae (pronounced Samba Heg-gay in Brazil) so come on up and dance along!
This is your opportunity to play Brazilian music with members of the VamoLa! percussion ensemble. We’ll start out with basic rhythm exercises, and move on to play some classic rhythms such as ijexa and samba reggae. Bring your djembe, two-tone bell, or shaker. We'll have a few instruments available to borrow — first come, first served! Join us and learn how much fun samba percussion can be!