11th Annual Samba Queen and King Contest

Samba Fogo presents our 11th Annual Samba Queen and King Contest!
On February 29 at Metro Music Hall, Samba Fogo will heat up Salt Lake City with this 11th annual event, featuring traditional Brazilian Carnival costumes,  live music, and dancing for all.
Samba Queen will also host a number of international samba guest artists for our Samba Queen Workshop Weekend, with the opportunity to study with some of the best sambistas in the world right here in Salt Lake City.
Don’t miss out on the best party of of the year!

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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Community











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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Non-Profit









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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