Nine members of the band have just returned from the Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, where we played with local samba group, Sapucaiu no Samba.
We spent three days in Berlin, rehearsing, performing and taking in the sights. The parade itself was a monster – five hour of solid samba batucada! However, the event was well organised, there was plenty of water available, and though tiring, we all enjoyed the experience immensely!
Being in Berlin also allowed us to visit our good friend Dudu Tucci at his Percussion Arts Centre, which is an amazing resource for anyone interested in world music and dance.
Overall, the weekend was a great success and we are already planning a return visit for 2010!