INTERNATIONAL SAMBA CONGRESS

Jun 21, 11:00 AM - Jun 23, 9:00 PM | Downtown Dance & Movement

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Adriana Lima Female Malandro Competition

In homage to one of the greatest Female Malandro Dancer, Adriana Lima, this Female Malandro competition aims to show a new Samba dance dimension

Adriana Lima's Female Malandro is sponsored by Copa Airlines..

What is a Female Malandro Dancer?

"The malandro figure has become so much a part of Brazil popular imagination about Rio de Janeiro, that he is an obligation figure among the carnaval characters in every SAmba school parade"  Since 2006, when Aninha Malandro pioneered the Female Malandro movement in the USA, a rapid growth of interest and emergence of individual female dancers, dance groups started to dedicate more attention to the characterization of Malandro!

Who was

Adriana Lima?

Adriana Lima was born in Manaus, Brazil.  At age 13, during the explosive Lambada's era, she was introduced into the dance world by her brother, Rei Lima.   Her brother trained her in several dance styles.  The siblings started performing with several groups While performing in a show in Belem do Para, she saw for the first time Carlinhos de Jesus Dance Company and fell in love with Rio de Janeiro's samba.  Adriana and her brother approached Carlinhos de Jesus and one year later, the siblings traveled by bus to Rio and went straight to Carlinhos de Jesus Dance Academy where they were warmly embraced.   The uniqueness of her style, seriousness, and determination became her trademark.  Adriana shone in several stages with incredible performances all over the world.  She was claimed as one of most respectful and competent samba and Samba de Gafieira's dancer.  On 2015, she lost her battle to cancer, but she left her an incredible legacy!

Adriana Lima Female Malandro Competition

In homage to one of the greatest Female Malandro Dancer, Adriana Lima, this Female Malandro competition aims to show a new Samba dance dimension

Adriana Lima's Female Malandro is sponsored by Copa Airlines..

Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro`s Group Competition

In homage to one of the greatest Female Malandro Dancer, Adriana Lima, this Female Malandro competition aims to show a new Samba dance dimension

Adriana Lima's Female Malandro is sponsored by Copa Airlines..

Whatta about Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro's Group Competition? 

"The malandro figure has become so much a part of Brazil popular imagination about Rio de Janeiro, that he is an obligation figure among the carnaval characters in every SAmba school parade".  This year the International Samba Congress is honoring Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro by launching the 1st Group Competition.  The group needs to create their choreography based on Carlinhos' 1970 Trio Pandeiro de Ouro Video:  

How

is Carlinhos?

When he was 7 years old in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Carlinhos de Oliveira began beating on his mother’s cake pans. Soon he was playing the pandeiro, Brazil’s national instrument, which is similar to a tambourine, and in time changed his name to Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro. The pandeirocan be tuned, and a master player can make it sound like a drum set. Carlinhos visited the favelas, Rio’s poor and working-class neighborhoods, home to the performing associations known as samba schools. He saw many classic performers and recalls watching Ruso do Pandeiro, who had played with Carmen Miranda, spinning his pandeiro on his fingers.

Carlinhos drew international attention when, in 1966, he won a national contest to find Brazil’s best pandeiro player, beating out 500 other contestants for the Golden Tambourine award. Since then, he was been known as Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro—Carlos of the Golden Tambourine. He has represented his country in performances before the Japanese and Swedish royal families and in a command performance for England’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. He has performed in additional films and on Brazilian television and has appeared internationally with such acclaimed musicians as Herbie Mann, Sergio Mendes, Sadao Watanabe, Ed Thigpen, Toots Thielmans, Martinho de Vila, Beth Carvalho and Maria Bethania.

In the 1970s, Carlinhos spent six months of each year touring the European music circuit, both as an accompanist and with his group, Trio Pandeiro de Ouro. After marrying an American singer in 1983, he moved to Hawaii. While there, he teamed up with a Japanese taiko group and helped the drummers incorporate Brazilian rhythms into their music. They performed together with the Tokyo Symphony. In 2002, he relocated to Los Angeles. While continuing to perform widely and to participate in the Mangueira Carnival in Brazil, he teaches at the 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, California, and at California Brazil Camp, near Cazadero, each year. A 2006 master musician’s grant from the Durfee Foundation supported work with apprentices.