Award-winning samba and pagode band with vocals
Twice voted “the best Brazilian group in the United States” by the Brazilian International Press Association, Grupo Saveiro performs authentic Brazilian samba, including the popular style known as “pagode” — a lively and joyful type of samba featuring typical instrumentation like cavaquinho, violão, and percussion (tantã, pandeiro, tambourim, repique, surdo) along with male vocal harmonies.
•Authentic Brazilian Carnival
•Dancers and Capoeira Show
They have performed at the annual Brazilian Independence Day celebration in Manhattan, at Lincoln Center “Midsummer Night Swing,” at the Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art “First Saturday,” Irving Plaza, Manhattan Center, Windows On The World and many other venues. Based in New York, they perform regularly at festivals, clubs and events throughout the East Coast.
Their CD, Pagode In New York, was produced by one of Brazil’s top record producers, Alceu Maia, who came from Rio de Janeiro with his technical team just to record the group in New York.
Grupo Saveiro is available with from 4 to 10 musicians. Samba dancers, gafieira dancers (and dance lessons), capoeira artists and female vocalist are also available, for a complete “Carnival In Rio” show or other special presentations.
Acclaimed Brazilian guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber joins forces with percussionist Ami Molinelli.