AKSamba rocks the Roller Derby

AKSamba had the pleasure of playing for our friends Pirate City Rollers at the Roller Derby finals between Dead Wreckoning and Alpha Beta Slammers. This event was held at the YMCA on July 16 and was sold out days in advance. AKSamba loves Roller Derby!

Feeding off the good vibes and positive energy from the fabulous ‘up for it’ crowd, AKSamba played a short punchy halftime set that included material we have been working on with Mestre Fred from London School of Samba.

Well organized and a great gig to play, thanks to Pirate City Rollers and the Roller Derby crowd. You ROCK! Well done Alpha Beta Slammers, who won the Black Dahlia Cup in the final seconds.

Congratulations to Chris and Margo who made their AKSamba performance debuts and also Mandar for his second only gig. Chris, Margo and Mandar joined the AKSamba fun after attending one of our workshops.


Winter’s coming

We are beginning our hibernation season, where we get to practice in the dark and polish up new rhythms for next summer. We are currently incorporating some of the rhythms introduced to us by Mestre Fred of The London School of Samba.

It’s a good time to get along to an intro workshop – we will likely be looking for some new players from that course. See the workshops page for dates, costs and details.