Meeting at 18:30h at Rio & Learn
Costs: R$ 3,80 (bus) + R$10 – 40 (taxi back home) + Drinks and/or food at your choice.
Do you know Pedra do Sal? 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 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.
Pedra do Sal square is where the first Carioca Samba originated from. It is where the early and most famous sambistas would perform their pieces. Nowadays every Monday and Friday a Roda de Samba sets up around a table to sing classics to everybody there, giving way to one of the most traditional and authentic nights out in Rio de Janeiro.
This Friday we will listen to live music and will have fun gazing at a sky full of stars! We will dance the night away while tasting a few snacks like grilled cheese on a stick, called Queijo Coalho, which is a delicious Brazilian snack , and drinking a few cold beers or a traditional caipirinha. It is amazing to enjoy this atmosphere were cariocas and foreigners mix together with the rhythms of Samba.
See on the links below some of our lasts visits: