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.

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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

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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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Sambadende at Top Taco Denver, June 26


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 popular Brazilian Reggae band Sambadende. The Patron VIP tent will showcase additional exclusive spirits, food tastings and other exciting benefits.

Get more info and tickets here: v

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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




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

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Se Você Jurar

Se você jurar que me tem amor
Eu posso me regenerar
Mas se é para fingir, mulher
A orgia assim não vou deixar

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