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Rainha de Bateria

The queen of the drums - we are going to crown our very first Rainha de Bateria!

This is a position of honour occupied by distinguished members of the Samba School community. The queen of the drums dances ahead of the bateria and inspires them with confidence and grace. The figure of the queen of the drums section appeared in the 1970s in Rio Carnival when the famous Adele Fatima led the Youth Independent Drums Section, an unprecedent fact, and gained popularity in the following decade.

Today it is one of the most celebrated roles in samba schools.


We are excited to announce the competition will be held on 8th July 2018 at the Walrus in Brighton from 5-10pm.

Please email us if you would like to take part in the competition and if not - please come along and help us crown our first queen. To take part in the competition you must be a member and you must commit to perfoming in our shows.

With our beautiful new flag, our Mestre Sala and Porta Bandeira in place - we are looking forward to crowning our amazing and inspiring Rainha!

Lots of love,

The directors

Come join us!

If you would like to join in with the bateria or come and learn how to dance Samba, please contact us at and we can get you started! Come visit us at our website and find out more about us: If you like this story - please share and spread the samba love!

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