Film and TV

Reaching audiences beyond Harlem. 

Harlem Samba has been featured in the documentary film and Brazilian television program Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music, as well as the Brazilian television series Gaby Gringa



The Frederick Douglass Academy has made three study trips to Brazil, visiting Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, and São Paulo. 

Students have participated in a cultural immersion program at a Rio de Janeiro high school, marched with the Nenê de Vila Matilde Samba School in the carnival parade in São Paulo, and taken classes with master Brazilian percussionists. 

Sister Program

Brooklyn Charter School

We are extremely proud of our partnership with the Brooklyn Charter School an elementary school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  Harlem Samba members have served as instructors, teaching third through fifth grade students how to play samba instruments.  The combined groups have delivered two outstanding performances in Brooklyn.