Since 2001 Samba Já has been Eugene’s own bateria -- a 15+ member percussion ensemble rockin the streets!
We specialize in playing wild, funky, infectious, and incredibly danceable street music from all over Brazil and the Americas, from the sounds of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro to original adaptations of old-school hip hop. Diverse, playful, and innovative, Samba Ja just celebrated its 14th birthday.
We are a community based group. We love to play, we love to dance. Music is how we share our friendship and joy and give our appreciation to all the wonderful people that make Eugene so rad!
Combining the talents and enthusiasm of people from all over the world and all walks of life, Samba Ja has performed at venues such as the Eugene Celebration (2002, 2007, 2009, and 2012 "Best in Show" winners), Saturday Market, Northwest FolkLife, Oregon Country Fair, the Olympic Trials, OSU Football, WOW Hall, Honk Fest West, and enthusiastically received elementary school concerts. Come boogie with Samba Ja!