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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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Check out who’s teaching Samba at California Brazil Camp

Posted by | August 11 | No Comments on Check out who’s teaching Samba at California Brazil Camp

We are proud to announce that our Artistic Director, Lorin Hansen, will be teaching Beginning Samba Dance at California Brazil Camp this summer! This is a truly special camp full […]

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Thrilled Storytellers

Posted by | April 3 | No Comments on Thrilled Storytellers

“The nurture for telling stories comes from the might and endowments of people who have gone before me. In my experience, the telling moment of the story draws its powers […]

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Chicago’s Caitlin Andrew to play cello in Fogo Divino

Posted by | April 1 | No Comments on Chicago’s Caitlin Andrew to play cello in Fogo Divino

Caitlin Andrew is a musician, teacher, and performer based in Chicago, IL. Caitlin has been playing music since age 5 and has variously studied piano, cello and percussion. As a […]

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