Megasamba - Portugals precious Samba gem on Sesimbra's pristine beaches, don't miss out!
25.-28.7.2019 One of Europe's Samba highlight is about to kick off again next weekend - the Megasamba south of Lisbon in Portugal with pristine beaches, turquise Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of sambistas, dancers and guests from all over Europe - huge, crazy, beautiful - not to be missed!
The MegaSamba festival is an event organized by the Grupo Recreativo Escola de Samba Bota de Sesimbra, which usually takes place every year on the last weekend of July in the wonderful village of Sesimbra. Located only 40 km from Lisbon, the fishing village is one of Portugal's main tourist destinations and is renowned for its rich historical heritage, gastronomy - where the unique quality of its fish, its calm beaches and a perfect symbiosis between the sea and the Arrábida Natural Park stand out. In addition to all this, Sesimbra is also known for its tradition in samba.
Ocean, beach, sun & samba. What else you need?
With a history of more than 40 years and a collection of about 200 compositions during various carnivals, Sesimbra is today a rhythmic cauldron marked by the carioca style samba schools and the Bahian rhythms expressed by its axé blocos. By opening its doors to the world, G.R.E.S. Bota, throughout its long history (since 1976), has promoted various initiatives of exaltation to samba, bringing together people from different cultures and celebrating its festival as the ultimate expression. At this moment, MegaSamba is already considered one of the largest and most important cultural events in Europe and a reference of its kind.
Having a "stage" as beautiful as the Sesimbra Bay, the MegaSamba offers a rich, varied and very dynamic programme. During the event, participants are welcome to join several percussion and dance workshops, composition/harmony, Samba de gafieira, among others. The festival has always counted on a team of mestres and musicians with vast experience, pedagogically prepared for different levels of learning, which makes the event suitable for basically everybody.
There are also several shows during the 4 days of the event, rehearsals of MegaBateria and on the last day of the event a joint performance of MegaBateria with all participants samba dancers and guests.
Fomo? Be spontaneous - book a flight! Or save the date for next year's MegaSamba!