G.R.B.C. MARAVILHA DO SAMBA was founded in 2004 by sambistas in Stockholm who had for several years played together and collaberated in carnivals and cultural events in Brazil, Sweden, and other European countries.
Today we are a non-profit association that is religiously and politically unbiased. The purpose of the Maravilha do Samba is to expand Brazilian samba in Sweden by creating more sambistas, spreading knowledge and information about samba, all the while working to maintain the originality of the samba of Rio de Janeiro. Furthermore, the group provides a hub for all sambistas (private persons and other organizations) by arranging courses, meet-ups, workshops, carnivals, and other peformances. With inspiration coming from the majestic Rio-style, we bring the Brazilian heat and explosive rhythms to the streets of Sweden.
Maravilha do Samba has performed on events such as
- Carnaval Estocolmo 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
- Aalborg Carnival.
- Helsinki Samba Carnival.
- Notting Hill Carnival (London, UK).
- Rix Morron Zoo (RixFM).
- Let’s Dance (TV4).
- Stockholms Kulturfestival.
- Midnight run Stockholm.
- Så Mycket bättre. (TV4)
- Nyköping Carnival.
- Uppsala Culture Carnival