Samba Fogo News

Samba Fogo presents: Axé at Rose Wagner

Salt Lake City, Utah, September 19 & 20, 7:00pm: Samba Fogo is proud to present Axé in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts. A lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and martial art, Axé will feature a cast of over 30 talented performers. Samba Fogo’s 2014 Fall Concert will feature several original musical compositions by band member George Brown, who was born in Brasilia, Brazil and now lives in Salt Lake City. Mr. Brown’s new compositions feature diverse instrumentation such as guitar, cavaquinho, trumpet, trombone, and saxaphone, and are written in traditional musical styles from various parts of Brazil. The concert will also feature some of the participants of Samba Fogo’s kids’ summer camp, who will get up on stage and perform a Ciranda - a circle dance and song, alongside the performing members of Samba Fogo. Tickets to Axé are $12 for ages 18 and under, and $20 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.arttix.org, at all ArtTix Ticket Office locations, or by calling 801-355-ARTS or 888-451-ARTS. This event is recommended for ages 3+.

posted August 07, 2014

Weekly Dance Class

Samba, Samba Reggae, Afro-Brazilian dance, Orixa Dance Movement, and many other styles of Brazilian dance are explored in this class. The class runs year-round, on a drop-in basis.

  • Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Salt Lake City Arts Hub
  • 663 West 100 South
  • $12 Drop-in or $100 for a ten-class card
  • Live Drumming! Free Parking!
  • Fun, Energetic, Great Workout.
  • Men and women of ALL LEVELS WELCOME (seriously - we mean it - ALL LEVELS)!!

You may purchase a $12 drop-in dance class or 10-class card for $100 by clicking Buy Now below. Cards are good for both weekly dance classes. Bring a printed copy of your transaction receipt to class as proof of your purchase. (You can also pay with cash or check at class).

Drop-in Dance Class: $12

Ten-Class Dance Card: $100

posted March 12, 2014

Brazilian Drum Workshop

  • Tuesdays, July 22 - August 12
  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S
  • $40 for the four-week workshop
  • All Instruments Provided
  • All levels ages 10+ welcome
  • Workshop fee includes one 30-minute private lesson with Mason Aeschbacher on drum kit or Brazilian percussion instrument of your choice.
  • Workshop will culminate in a recital for friends and family, and all workshop participants will be encouraged to audition for the Samba Fogo band. Participation in the Samba Fogo band is free for auditioned members, and performance opportunities include local and national clubs, festivals, theaters, dance classes, and events. Samba Fogo band rehearsals are currently Thursdays, 5:30-8:00pm and Sundays, 2-4pm. Email info@sambafogo.com for more information.

Register by clicking "Buy Now" below: $40

posted December 13, 2012

Donate to Samba Fogo

Samba Fogo is currently accepting tax-deductible charitable contributions to help sustain our year-round programming. Samba Fogo is a 501(c)(3) Organization. We have experienced much success in recent years, but we still have many funding gaps. Your donation will help ensure that Samba Fogo remains a strong cultural arts presence in Utah, and continues to bring the joy of dancing, playing, and experiencing Samba and Brazilian cultural arts to diverse populations.

posted December 06, 2011