Tunes & Dances

A samba band consists of dancers and of players of the various instruments, and a conductor.

mestre is the person who leads the groove (or the dances) using all manner of signals. When leading music, they direct its flow by stopping and starting various instruments and calling brakes. See our signs section for a comprehensive guide to the signals.

Besides the music, radical dancing is another tool that can be used in combination with samba.