Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lili Nascimento is in town!

We are delighted to welcome Lili Nascimento, to our rehearsal studio this week.

Lili is the grand-daughter of one of the founders of Mocidade Alegre in Sao Paulo and is truly steeped in samba history and culture.  She will be inspiring us with her stories and demonstrating her technique to the members of Morro 16.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Samba on the Northside

We were delighted to take part this summer in the "Northside Music Festival" run by Dublin City Council. This festival runs each summer over a number of weeks and is a great day out for families and fun lovers.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Twenty years of samba in Co. Louth!!!!

Who would have thought that the historic town of Drogheda would become the epicentre of samba in Ireland for a full weekend every year.  2013 marks twenty years of the Drogheda Samba Festival.

Morro 16 have been performing at the Festival since the band's formation and have a tradition of doing the Sunday parade in fancy dress, in line with our ethos of "Street Bloco".

Many thanks to Phil and Brian and the good folks of Drogheda for hosting this essential event in the samba calendar.  It is such a great opportunity for Morro 16 to meet up with our festival friends and colleagues across Ireland as well as the overseas guests who visit each year.

This year saw the wettest parade known to man!! There was a torrential downpour on Saturday, just as we set out.  However, spirits were high, despite the rain!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer is in the air

We're busy in the studio these days getting our groove sounding sizzling hot for the summer.  Look out for Morro 16 somewhere near you over the next few months....

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

An Irish Carnival

Morro 16 played a rocking set in the Turk's Head on Friday 15th March to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Brazilian Community as part of the "Carna Patrick"

Many thanks to Victor for inviting us to play there.