Song writing workshops

What is a samba de enredo?

Samba-de-enredo is a sub-genre of Samba in which songs are performed by a samba school for the festivities of Carnival. The samba enredo is the verbal counterpart of the story (enredo) told through design.

Workshop Dates:

  • Sunday 8th January 2017
  • Sunday 15th January 2017
  • Sunday 22nd January 2017

Please confirm if you plan to attend by emailing:

Workshop Location:

Eurolink Business Centre
Unit 15
49 Effra Road

Workshop Structure:

  • Singing and practical study group for LSS repertoire for those present.
  • Songwriting for those present.

These workshops are intended as informal skills sharing, and development workshops run for and by volunteers and so at present is free of charge to LSS members.

These workshops may involve any combination of the following:

  • talks/presentations
  • workshops/exercises aimed at creating your own song
  • sharing work in development for feedback
  • study, discussion, exploration of existing material and the form

These workshops aim to:

  • explore
  • experience a process
  • develop musical ear
  • understand the form in order to contribute to creation of samba de enredos in a London context

Why run these workshops?
A small group of members would like to have the opportunity to develop skills in this area with a view to supporting entries at future samba de enredo competitions. You don’t need to be a musician or singer or able to notate music, but be willing to participate or contribute or both and have a genuine interest in this genre of music.

If you would like to contribute towards delivery of the workshop, please email

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Hope to see you there!

Samba de Enredo Competition

In the spring we run a competition for our samba de enredo (carnival theme song which will be sung as part of our carnival tour (pending funding)).

If you would like to enter please email for more information.

Click here to download information on entry criteria, competition format and judging system.


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