Samba Já is Eugene’s own bateria – a thirty-member mobile percussion ensemble. They specialize in playing wild, funky, infectious, and incredibly danceable street music from all over Brazil and the Americas, from the sounds of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro to original adaptations of old-school hip hop. Diverse, playful, and innovative, Samba Já recently celebrated its ninth birthday.
Around the world and in all walks of life, Samba Já has performed at venues such as the Sam Bond’s Garage, The Hult Center, HONK!Fest West, NorthWest Folklife Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Eugene Celebration, Eugene First Night, Saturday Market, Wildish Community Theater in Springfield, the WOW Hall, McDonald Theater, Reser Stadium, Cozmic Pizza and enthusiastically received elementary school concerts. Come dance along in the parade with Samba Já!