Moscow Samba Festival 2020 (canceled)

7th Moscow Samba Festival was planned on 29–31 of May, 2020!

Mestre of Bateria C. A. Ferrari

A self-taught drummer and percussionist, he participated in the foundation of MONOBLOCO in 2000 with his colleagues from the band “Pedro Luís e a Parede”.

With his shows and workshops C. A. has toured various countries such as Japan, United States, Portugal, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Denmark and many others.

He was introduced to samba by mestre Odilon Costa, with whom he paraded in samba school «Acadêmicos do Grande Rio» in 2001.
In 2002 he joined bateria of samba school «Estação Primeira de Mangueira» which became champion the same year.

This year, 2020, the 20th anniversary of MONOBLOCO Carnival is being celebrated with shows and workshops demonstrating the rhythmic diversity that characterizes the group’s sound.

Choreographer George Louzada

Director of the wing of passistas — Unidos de Padre Miguel and Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel.

Born to Padre Miguel, George Louzada is a born samba player. His carnival story began at the age of 10 at Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel. In 2008 he received the invitation and assumed the direction of the wing of passistas of the children’s school of Mocidade and the wing of adult passistas of the Unidos de Padre Miguel (UNIDOS FOI 2013). In 2010 he became the director of the passistas of Mocidade. He remained in green and white for 4 years, returning to the post in 2016, where he remains until today.

In addition to the schools in Vila Vintém, George Louzada, as he became known in the world of samba, has already performed choreographic works in wings, floats and Comissões de frente in schools: Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, Unidos de Bangu, Vigário Geral, Dificil è o nome, Academicos do Jardim Bangu and others.
Responsible for two wings of award-winning passistas at the Rio carnival, Mocidade and UPM, Louzada is also the creator of the Passos da Zona Oeste project, which offers free samba classes to children and adults from all over the world, and through a cultural exchange trains dancers in Europe and Asia.

Outside of the carnival, George is a biologist, but he has worked as a fashion coach, a production technician and a fashion designer and currently works for a carnival uniform and a clothing company.

Note: in 2013-2015 George coordinated the passistas’ wing of Unidos de Bambu.

Visa and Accomodation

The guests of the Festival organize their accomodation themselves.

Do you need visa to visit Russia? Check here.

Most of hotels and hostels in Moscow provide visa service for their guests for a reasonable money or sometimes even for free. You can obtain invitation letter yourself, if needed:

Rehearsal base

Rehearsals for drummers are at the ZIL Culture Center Moscow, Vostochnaya ulitsa, 4-1 (Avtozavodskaya metro station) (3rd floor, small theatre hall)

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