Open Sesame, minha gente!”

The London School of Samba has been inspired by the fantastic stories of the Arabian Nights, Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin, Ali Baba, et al, this is the tale of Zé Malandro, who, straight from the backstreets of Rio de Janeiro, finds himself lost in a world of exotic spices, colourful silks and Islamic astrology.


Intricate geometric patterns, hourglasses and magic lamps lead the imagination to desert sands, oases, nomads and minarets, viziers, genies in bottles, flying carpets, scimitars, Djinn, beautiful princesses, riddles, and hidden treasure…

We look forward to making this vision a reality!