Thursday, December 1, 2011

Goodbye to Di

Morro 16 would like to send our sympathies to the family of the late Di Foden.

Di was a long-standing member of the London School of Samba and passed away in November 2011 after a battle with cancer.

Di will always be remembered for her sense of fun, her wit, her style and above all her loyalty to the London School of Samba.  Caroline and Mike from Morro 16 knew Di since the early days and we'd like to share some memories of her here:

Back in the early 1990s Di givin' it some welly during the Poll Tax marches.

Di givin' it socks at the celebration of her wedding to Norrie this summer

Sambista to the end!  
Di, "Madrinha" of the London School of Samba, August 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Morro 16 go West!!!!

We are looking forward to a few days of samba and surf this weekend as we head off to Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Morro 16 have been invited back to play at the Turf n' Surf lodge on Saturday 24th September.   This gig is to celebrate the end of the Bundoran summer surfing season and co-incides with the European Surfing Championships being held this year in Bundoran.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bloco de Dublin

As part of the Big Bang Festival happening in Dublin this weekend, Morro 16 are leading a collaborative performance with a bateria of 60 drummers and musicians made up from members of samba groups from all over Ireland as well as special guest appearances from some of our Brazilian musician friends in Dublin. 

This group are called "Bloco de Dublin" and we aim to bring a taste of Rio de Janeiro to Dublin by performing an authentic "samba enredo".

The performance will take place in St. Stephen's Green on Sunday afternoon, August 21st. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Morro 16 at Waterford Tall Ships Festival

We have just got back from a great day out at Waterford. 

After a debut at Waterford Spraoi last year, Morro 16 were invited back to Waterford this year to bring the sounds of Rio to Ireland's largest outdoor festival of 2011.

This year, Morro 16 teamed up with our fabulous new dancer Jill to add a touch of spice to the day.

Here are some photos from the day....

Find out more about the Waterford Tall Ships Race and Festival at their website:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Looking forward to a sizzling summer of samba!!!!!

Morro 16 have been busy practising for the summer season, we have an exciting agenda ahead of performances in Dublin and around Ireland.

Check out our Calendar for details!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

St Patrick's Carnival!!!

Morro 16 had great craic with thousands of Brazilians in Temple Bar for Paddy's Day this year.  We were delighted to respond to Renata and Victor's (Boteco Brasileiro) invitation to add some samba beats to the carnival-like gathering in Temple Bar.

Apart from the cold March weather you could be mistaken for thinking that a little bit of Rio de Janeiro landed in Dublin City centre as crowds of party goers followed our bloco move through town towards the Boteco party.

We're really delighted to see so many Brazilians now living in Dublin and adding so much warmth to our national holiday.

Monday, February 21, 2011

New members rehearsals have started

We would like to welcome our new members to Morro 16.  Rehearsals started last week for the new batch of recently recruited sambistas.  We look forward to lots of great samba and good fun ahead this year!