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Paraiso School Of Samba

Paraiso School of Samba gives unique and guidance to groups and individuals playing authentic Brazilian samba music in the UK, encompassing music and dance tuition, and all aspects of carnival design. Paraiso remains the only organisation headed by artists from the Rio de Janeiro samba community.

Paraiso’s activities reflect those of the original Brazilian samba schools and its proximity to its roots in Rio ensures that the school incorporates the latest developments in samba. Paraiso’s programme comprises not musical tuition, but also education and engagement activities, organising charity events and carnival production, encapsulating a broad sweep of samba culture.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £60,000
  • 2013-2014: £61,380
  • 2014-2015: £62,976

Video feed

Liverpool Brazilica 2014 - Paraiso with Sambatuc

Sambatuc joins Paraiso for a great finale to a great event

Paraiso School of Samba - BBC Radio 5 Live World Cup

BBC plays Paraiso's 2014 samba enredo and interviews Karen and Elisangela at Floripa, London

Paraiso School of Samba - Brazil Day in Trafalgar Square

Paraíso performs the finale for Brazil Day in Trafalgar Square, London to celebrate the first day of the 2014 World Cup on 12 June 2014

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Paraiso School of Samba, Notting Hill Carnival 2013 complete parade

The complete parade along Westbourne Park Road. Carnavalesco: Henrique da Silva. Special Guests Wantuir Tavares (GRES Portela), Mestre Esteves (Mestre de Bateria of GRES Alegria da Zona Sul), Ana Paula Evangelista (Queen of the Bateria of GRES Mocidade) and Nelcimar Pires (Highlight of GRES Salgueiro). With Brazilian Social Dance, Axe Capoeira and ParaCarnival. This year's theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with our tribute to the Theatre -- originating in the rituals and ceremonies of ancient Egypt, theatre has developed to the many forms and varieties seen in London's West End today which include Shakepeare's plays, Ballet, Musicals and Cabaret.

Paraiso School of Samba at Brazilica, Liverpool 2013

Paraiso have a great day at Brazilica Brazilian Carnival in Liverpool .. and a great crowd too. Shows you can have a carnival with very few police about.

Paraiso at Wembley Stadium for England v Brasil 2013

Paraiso parades around the pitch of Wembley Stadium

London 2012 hands the Torch of Carnival to RIo

As part of the London 2012 "Homage to Rio" event, the Greater London Authority's Head of Cultural Strategy, Justine Simons, hands the symbolic torch of carnival to Paraiso's Henrique da Silva as representative of Rio Carnival.

Paraiso, LSS and ROTC all play together at the Homage to Rio

Paraiso School of Samba, London School of Samba and Rhythms of the City play together for the first time at London's "Homage to Rio"

Paraiso School of Samba, Notting Hill Carnival 2012

Paraiso parades with Serginho do Porto (GRES Salgueiro) and Mestre Esteves. From Great Western Road to Chepstow Road. Thanks to special guests Axé Capoeira.

Paraiso School of Samba at The Lord Mayor's Show 2011

A project funded by the City of London bringing together school students and Paraiso performers

Paraiso School of Samba on the BBC One Show 14 August 2012

Paraiso "olympically" dances to our 2012 samba enredo

Paraiso School of Samba on NBC's Today Show

Paraiso live on NBC's Today Show in the Olympic Park, London 2012

GRES Paraiso with GRES Portela at Casa Brasil London 2012 - Part 2

Paraiso Bateria and dancers on the stage of Casa Brasil for the Grand Finale of Rio Hour. Lead by Mestre Esteves and Iian and joined by Mestre Nilo and members of the Portela Bateria

GRES Paraiso with GRES Portela at Casa Brasil London 2012 - Part 1

Paraiso Bateria and dancers on the stage of Casa Brasil for the Grand Finale of Rio Hour. Lead by Mestre Esteves and Iian and joined by Mestre Nilo and members of the Portela Bateria

London 2012 Olympics Rio Flag Handover - Part 3: The finale fireworks and samba

Paraiso School of Samba is around half of the cast of this show. After our show, we enter the Olympic Arena for the Closing Ceremony finale, fireworks and a samba party on stage.

London 2012 Olympics Rio Flag Handover - Part 2: The Show

The Rio Presentation seen from the performers' entrance. Paraiso School of Samba is around half of the cast of this show.

London 2012 Olympics Rio Flag Handover - Part 1: getting ready for the show

We're getting ready for the show - costumes, make-up, hanging out waiting for the show, and backstage of the Olympic Stadium. Paraiso School of Samba is around half of the cast of this show.

Paraiso School of Samba at One Hackney Festival 2012

Parade to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Hackney, London

Paraiso School of Samba at Gillett Square, Hackney 2012

Paraiso set up to welcome the Olympic Torch into Gillett Square and special event in Hackney ... but the Torch changed its mind!

Paraiso School of Samba at Liverpool Brazilica 2012

Wonderful Liverpool crowds greet Paraiso

Paraiso at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Paraiso creates a samba flash mob at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Contact details

http://www.paraisosamba.co.uk

Po Box 45535
London
NW1 8WU

51.530281, -0.13382

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