Show schedule 2016:


Saturday May 28, 2016 Mano con Mano Fundraiser for Uruguay, Liuna Local 183 Hall

Saturday June 04, 2016 BMO Field, women’s soccer game Canada-Brasil

Saturday June 11, 2016 as part of the Grand Bateria Express, Dundas West Fest

Sunday June 26, 2016 PSK Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market

Sunday, July 03, 2016 @ 2pm Pride Parade 2016, Downtown Toronto

Sunday July 31, 2016 PSK Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market

Sunday August 28, 2016 PSK Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market

Sunday September 25, 2016 PSK Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market

Saturday October 01, 2016 Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016, Downtown Toronto

Sunday October 30, 2016 PSK Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market

Samba Elegua performed as part of the GRAND BATERIA EXPRESS at Dundas West Fest – Saturday June 11 @ 11AM


Samba Elégua crew ready to perform for The Grand Bateria Express, June 11, 2016

Lulaworld presents: Grand Bateria Express at Dundas West Fest

Grand Bateria Express is a supergroup drumming ensemble includes leaders and members from Samba Squad, Escola de Samba de Toronto, Batucada Carioca, Blokoloko, Samba Elégua, T.Dot Batu and Maracatu Mar Aberto.
GBE will launch the day of fun at Dundas West Fest on June 11, playing four rhythms that highlight various tropical traditions embraced by Toronto drummers.
Everyone is invited to dance in the parade!
To learn more about the GBE rhythms and dance steps, explore the videos at
Get ready to dance by watching the videos, practicing your steps and attending an open public rehearsal on June 4 at noon at Lula Lounge.

Samba Elégua’s show: Fundraiser for Uruguay, Saturday May 28, 2016 at 8:30pm

Last 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”), an Uruguayan-Canadian community organization was holding a fundraiser to collect for the Uruguayan Government Crisis Committee.

They invited us to perform for an event that was held on Saturday, May 28 at Liuna Local 183, 1263 Wilson Ave #200, North York. It was a total success and we are so pleased we could give our hand to this great cause!



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!!!


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!