Timbeleza is a percussion group specializing in Brazilian rhythms, from the samba batucada of Rio’s famous Carnaval to the samba reggae and funk-infused Bahian music of the north coast. By bringing the country’s musical traditions to the parks, streets, schools and festivals of Pittsburgh, we aim to invigorate the community and inspire involvement in the city’s Latin music scene. Our group has grown from four energetic members in 2006 to a blossoming batteria of around 15 drummers.
We have an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise funds for a
trip to the birthplace of Samba. We want to take our music to the next
level by spending two weeks in Brazil in January 2016, where we will
receive instruction from the world's best and immerse ourselves in the
culture of the music we perform. Trip highlights for us will be taking
workshops with one of Rio's famous samba schools, Salgueiro, and with
the Ile Aiye school in Salvador. We will also witness the Carnaval
rehearsals and preparations of other big samba groups in Rio and
Salvador. When we return, we will incorporate everything we have
learned into our shows and recordings so we can share our journey with
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We practice every Sunday from 3-6 pm, with a 3-4 pm slot for new people. For up-to-date info on our practice venue, check out our page on Facebook.
Need to liven up a party? For information on hiring Timbeleza for an event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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