Bateria & Dance
Performances & Events
Costume & Design
About Cidade Brilhante - Brighton School of Samba
The Brighton School of Samba (BSS) was formed in May 2007 as a non-profit organisation. Created in the traditional structure of the Rio Samba Schools, Cidade Brilhante is committed to community values and an inclusive policy. The School brings a taste of the vibrant Rio Carnival to the streets of Brighton and beyond for members, audiences and the wider community. Our first performance at the Winter Solstice 'Burning the Clocks' in December 2007 saw over 40 performers represent the School on parade, witnessed and experienced by a crowd of several thousand people.
The Brighton School of Samba is the city's first and only traditional Samba School and runs regular open bateria and dance workshops, welcoming participants from all ages, backgrounds and abilities. For more information about how you can learn, perform and partake in the spirit of Cidade Brilhante, visit our bateria & dance page, or find out other ways you can get involved with our activities.
Previous events that BSS members have participated in include:
The Brighton School of Samba regularly invites a variety of local and international samba professionals and luminaries to lead special workshops for both bateria and dance, which have included: