upcoming shows

    • 06/19/15 sambadende in Boulder, CO at St. Julien Hotel
    • 07/10/15 sambadende in Boulder, CO at St. Julien Hotel
    • 08/06/15 sambadende in Lyons, CO at Sandstone Park
    • 08/08/15 sambadende in Aspen, CO at Private Event
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    Sambadende New Year’s Eve 2014!

    Sambadende will be playing at the St Julien Hotel for New Year’s Eve this year. We will be accompanied by Samba Colorado dance troupe and there will be food and drinks provided. This is going to be a really fun night. Come and celebrate the new year with us!

    Click the image above to view the full size pdf flyer.

    For tickets and picing information, please call the St Julien at 720-406-9696

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    Colorado Brazil Fest 2014!

    This August the Colorado Brazil fest returns to Boulder, featuring some great Brazilian musicians, workshops, and the final show at the Boulder Theater.

    Don’t miss this event, and if you’re going to buy tickets to final show we recommend supporting the event on Kickstarter! This is an amazing local event and we’re fortunate to have this happen here in Boulder. Support it and keep it coming back!

    Click here to buy your tickets on Kickstarter!

    Click here to join the event on facebook

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    Sambadende at Top Taco Denver, June 26

    TOP TACO FB Poster

    Sambadende is playing this event on June 26 at the Sculpture Park – DPAC – Speer Blvd., between Arapahoe and Champa Streets.

    The event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and will feature 25 restaurants competing for the best taco and margarita in Denver.

    From their press release:

    TOP TACO is Denver’s premiere taco and margarita tasting and competition. In a festival atmosphere, attendees of TOP TACO will taste samples, and vote for their favorite tacos and margaritas from 25 restaurants, enjoy a Grand Spirits tasting with two dozen tequilas from around the world, and enjoy a concert under the stars from

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    Sambadende playing Arise Festival, August 10

    Check out the lineup at Arise Festival this year. It’s going be an amazing three days of music, August 8 -10, and Sambadende will be playing on Sunday afternoon. Last year was the first year of the festival and we heard only great things about it.  For more info and to get tickets, go to arisefestival.com




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    about sambadende

    Sambadende has been sharing the energy of Brazilian music with its loyal fans since 2001. Each show in their hometown of Boulder, CO draws a packed house and the powerful combination of drums and vocals never ceases to bring new fans off the street. Focusing on the street ensemble rhythms and authentic sambas of Brazil, Sambadende adds to its loyal following each time they perform.

    The group was created with the intention of sharing not only the soulful music of Brazil, but also the inherent community feeling that is so evident in all Brazilian music. Sambadende was created in 2001 by Ty Hammes, who having lived in Salvador and having performed with Olodum and other blocos in Bahia wished to recreate that sound in the local music scene in Boulder. With the addition of Chico Meira, from Rio de Janeiro, Sambadende expanded its repertoire to include samba do quintal, coco, jongo, MPB, afoxe, maracatu, forro, and other rhythms.

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    brazilian influences

    A blog of videos and songs from the wide array of Brazilian music.

    Bloco Dilanzenze

    Our sound, Samba Reggae, can be heard not only in the shows of popular blocos like Olodum, but also from smaller blocos like Dilazenze in the smaller city of Ilheus. Blocos server as a community meeting place, where music is played freely, entrance is free, and music and dance are a form of free entertainment for people in the neighborhood. I filmed this at a regular Sunday night rehearsal back in 2003.

    Cortejo Afro

    Elegantemente Sofisticado

    Beautiful documentary on the roots of Samba Reggae

    Doce Amor (Nilson Gonçalves)

    Linda, esta musica

    Doce amor meu grande sonho
    Me deixaste tão tristonho
    Em dizer que vais embora
    Arruinaste a minha vida
    Sem saber minha querida
    Como eu lamento e choro
    Deixa eu viver na inocência
    Que a falta de consciência neste amor
    É maior que a própria dor

    Um poeta escreveu para nós dois, ô flor
    Lindos versos, seu passado foi tristonho
    Ao reler os seus poemas teve quem chorou
    Em saber que foi você quem me deixou


    Oh! chuva
    Eu peço que caia devagar
    Só molhe esse povo de alegria
    Para nunca mais chorar.

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