New York's Own Samba School
Samba New York! is a leading center for Brazilian samba culture in New York City, offering shows, classes in drumming and dance, and guided music trips to Brazil. The Estado do São Paulo, on of Brazil's most prominent newspapers, recently praised Samba New York! as "the most famous and active 'school of samba' in New York City."


NYC's premier samba performance company takes you on a journey through the exhilarating sounds and colors of samba — Brazil's most celebrated music and dance. Experience the fun and excitement of Rio Carnaval by hiring Samba New York! for your next event. Check out our promo video on our Media Page. You'll be inspired to bring us to your wedding, corporate event, festival, or any other function that requires a boost of high energy!



Featuring our band of high energy drummers and dazzling Brazilian dancers, Samba New York’s professional Show Group will uplift your guests by bringing the exhilaration of Rio Carnaval to your next event!

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Samba New York! has emerged as NYC’s premier training ground for samba percussionists, offering high quality instruction and unique performance opportunities for samba enthusiasts of all levels.

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Cristo - Rio de Janerio

Samba New York’s Director, Philip Galinsky, Ph.D., leads a cultural immersion trip to the capital of samba — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — during Carnaval.

Find out about our upcoming Samba Study Trip.