Samba New York!
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Inspired by the renowned escolas de samba of Rio Carnaval, Samba New York! has been lauded as "the most famous and active 'school of samba' in New York City" by Brazil's Estado de São Paulo newspaper. Founded and directed by one of the leading authorities on Brazilian music in the US—percussionist-ethnomusicologist, Philip Galinsky—Samba New York! has performed for the WITNESS gala hosted by Peter Gabriel; opened up for the famous Brazilian band, Skank, at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square; was selected to animate a soccer match at Central Park SummerStage featuring Brazilian superstar Bebeto; and has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, the CBS Early Show, and Brazil's most-widely-viewed nightly news program, TV Globo's O Jornal Nacional.
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