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  • Afro-Brazilian Music & Dance
  • Inspiring Live Performances
  • Educational Outreach and Camps
  • Community Classes & Workshops


We are Samba Fogo, a non-profit Cultural Arts Organization inspired many years ago by the excitement and beauty of Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance. For over a decade we have been studying, performing and teaching along the Wasatch Front and the Western United States.

Our mission is to enrich our community and inspire others through live performances, arts education, classes and workshops.

Live Performances

We can add colorful, carnaval spirit to any event or venue. We perform in a variety of settings, including festivals, clubs, theaters and more throughout the year.

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Arts Education

Youth who engage in drumming and dance develop better social skills, self-esteem, fine motor skills, focus, and determination. Samba Fogo engages in arts outreach with many schools and programs in Utah and surrounding states.

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We believe a strong connection to community is at the heart of every great performing arts organization. We’re honored to provide an opportunity to learn Brazilian drumming and dance in an inclusive, supportive setting, and to perform at various local community events.

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Samba Fogo is a project of Shangó Music and Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Our programming exists through the support of local business sponsors, private donors, and community arts funders, whom we sincerely thank!

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Few things are as important as Arts Education for Children

Posted by | November 11 | No Comments on Few things are as important as Arts Education for Children

We Believe: Brazilian cultural performing arts can be a valuable tool in a youth’s physical, mental and social development.  Youth who participate in Brazilian cultural arts are more likely to […]

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Behind the Scenes with our 25 year old Community

Posted by | November 7 | No Comments on Behind the Scenes with our 25 year old Community

Check out this behind-the-scenes look into the hearts and minds of  our company and community members. Through interviews and candid footage this short documentary by Amy Call sheds light on the reasons why […]

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Workshops begin this weekend!

Posted by | October 30 | 2 Comments on Workshops begin this weekend!

Don’t forget!… Our 4-week Brazilian Samba Drumming workshop begins this Sunday, 11/1, from 12pm-2pm at the SLC Arts Hub.  The workshop will include 4 Sundays in November: November 1, 8, 15, and […]

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