Samba en Pedra do Sal

3 de diciembre de 2021

Samba at Pedra do Sal in Rio de Janeiro.
Samba at Pedra do Sal in Rio de Janeiro.

Meeting at 19:00h at Rio & Learn
Costs: 6,50 reais (metro) + 3,80 reais (tram) + 10 to 40 reais (taxi back home) + Drinks and/or food at your choice.

Do you know Pedra do Sal in Rio de Janeiro? Do you know how to dance samba? How would you feel about dancing samba in the place where it was born?

Pedra do Sal is a small rock formation located at a square in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown area, close to Praça Mauá. This alley-like rock is also known as Little Africa. In the 17th century, the first African immigrants came from Bahia and settled there. It was originally a slave market, so this square naturally became home to the sounds of chorinho and samba, as the slaves sang songs about home.

Samba at Pedra do Sal in Rio de Janeiro

Students playing Samba at Pedra do Sal.
Students playing Samba at Pedra do Sal.

 Pedra do Sal is where the first Carioca Samba originated. It is where the early and most famous sambistas would perform their pieces. Today, every Monday and Friday, a Roda de Samba sets up around a table to sing classics to everybody there, making way to one of the most traditional and authentic nights out in Rio de Janeiro.

On Friday night we will listen to live music and have fun gazing at a sky full of stars! We will dance the night away while tasting a few snacks like Queijo Coalho (cheese on a stick), which is a delicious Brazilian street food, and drinking a few cold beers or a traditional caipirinha. It’ll surely be amazing to enjoy this atmosphere where cariocas mix together with the rhythms of Samba.

See on the links below some of our lasts visits:


December 2021 February 2020
 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 June 2019
 May 2019  April 2019  March 2019 February 2019
January 2019 October 2018 August 2018 July 2018
March 2018 January 2018 November 2017 October 2017
June 2017 March 2017 January 2017 December 2016
November 2016 October 2016 August 2016 July 2016
June 2016 December 2015 August 2015 July 2015
April 2015 February 2015 December 2015 November 2014
October 2014 August 2014 May 2014 March 2014
March 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013

Fun and Samba at Pedra do sal.
Fun and Samba at Pedra do sal.