Samba Elégua’s next show: Fundraiser for Uruguay, Saturday May 28 at 8:00pm


In April, a tornado hit the city of Dolores, Uruguay, and the results were pretty devastating for the whole nation, as you may have seen on the news. Mano con Mano (“Hand Holding Hand”) is an Uruguayan-Canadian community organization that is holding a fundraiser to collect for the Uruguayan Government Crisis Committee.

They’ve invited us to perform for an event to be held on Saturday, May 28 at Liuna Local 183, 263 Wilson Ave #200, North York. We will be playing 2 sets between 8:00 and 9:00 pm. We would love folks to see you there!


Thanks to everyone who helped us make this year an awesome one! Wishing everybody a very happy Holiday Season and all the best in the coming year. Look forward to playing with you / for you very soon! Love, Samba Elégua



Yesterday Dec.20, 2015, last rehearsal of the year, very few of us could be present.

But this Samba Elegua’s toast is from all the band’s hearts to all of our people, our public, our followers and our community. Cheers!!!


Show Schedule 2015:


PSK Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market
OCTOBER 25 (SUNDAY @ 6.15PM, meet us at Kensington Ave. at Dundas St.W)
September 27
July 26

October 03 Nuit Blanche Toronto
September 12 Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto
August 29 Alex & Sam’s Wedding, International Convention Centre, Mississauga

Shakespeare in the Park, High Park, Toronto
September 05 (Saturday)
September 03 (Thursday)
August 27 (Thursday)
August 22 (Saturday)
July 23 (Thursday)
July 16 (Thursday)
July 04 (Saturday)

July 12 Party On The Block, Toronto
June 28 Pride Parade 2015, Toronto
June 21 Redpath Waterfront Festival, Toronto
June 14 Lake Shore Arts Festiva, Toronto
June 06 Grand Bateria Express, International Dundas Buskerfest
May 29 Drummers Social Night, Luanda House, Toronto
May 17 Folking Wedding, Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto
April 25 Open Tuning Festival Launch, Toronto
November 13 Toronto Book Fair Opening Party, Metro Convention Centre Toronto

Pride Parade

10352982_10152246197238182_7535956345610081805_n2004 – 2015Elegua at Pride

It’s been 11 years since the photo above was taken at the 2004 Pride Parade. Eleven years later and we’re still so incredibly proud and honoured to parade with UofT every year. We’ll be joining them again at this year’s very special World Pride Parade. Join us at the parade at Church and Bloor Street.

See you all in green and rainbow colours!

Jane’s Walk Launch Party

Jane' s Walk

Urban dwellers, community activists and music lovers alike: On Friday, May 2nd come and join Samba Elegua as we help kick off the 2014 Jane’s Walk Launch Party! The party begins a whirlwind weekend of community and local discovery, all taking place in this wonderful city of ours (Toronto, that is!).

Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to explore their cities and connect with neighbours. The Toronto edition will be no exception.

Samba Elegua will play at different intervals throughout the night of the launch party. Things kick off at 6 p.m., at Bathurst and College and will end up at 918 Bathurst. Stick around and help take the party to the next level. When it comes to community, we’re all in this together!

Samba Elegua Rocks the Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade 2014

Fresh from the unforgettable-night-to-remember Folk the Winter Parade last night, Samba Elegua is back in action on Sunday, April 20th (wait that’s tomorrow!) at the Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade! Have you got your bunny ears ready?

Beaches Lions Easter Parade

Come one, come all to the 2014 edition, at 2 pm. The parade kicks off at Queen St. E. near Victoria Park Ave. We’ve got you covered with the sweet beats! The Easter Bunny will pay a visit. Fun for the whole family. Did we mention free chocolate?

Folk the Winter!

Pat yourselves on the back – you’ve made it through winter!

Join Samba Elegua on Friday, April 18th in celebrating the arrival of spring at Folk the Winter. We’re anticipating a wild night of drumming, jamming, dancing, and fire twirling as we’ll be marching TO A SECRET LOCATION for a BIG SURPRISE!

Don’t miss it!

With special guests: CLAY AND PAPER THEATRE

Location: LCBO Parking Lot on Brock St. north of Queen. 
Time: 7pm.
Clip of last year’s parade: here
Folk the Winter Parade