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Notting Hill Carnival 2022 – Learning Materials

Welcome to Notting Hill Carnival 2022 with the London School of Samba.  We will be playing four songs this year to celebrate the return to the carnival after the pandemic.

  1. Mocidade “Sonha não custo nada” (1992)
  2. Mocidade “Salve a Mocidade” (1974)
  3. London School of Samba “Exaltação” (2014)
  4. Mocidade “O Quinto Império: de Portugal Ao Brasil, Uma Utopia Na História” (2008)

Below you will find all the links to the songs and we have now opened up registration!  Places are filling up fast, so click on the link to register and we look forward to welcoming you to the London School of Samba for carnival.

Registration for Notting Hill Carnival 2022 is Open!

LSS REGISTRATION CARNIVAL 2022 - photo showing London School of Samba at Notting Hill Carnival Parade

Registration is now officially open and we want you to be a part of this amazing carnival.  The London School of Samba will be doing a sustainable carnival by recycling from past years and dreaming big with a small budget!  We want to make it a super fun, community-focused carnival, and registration is now open to our samba friends and family worldwide.

To reserve one of our limited spaces for NHC 2022, click here to register for Notting Hill Carnival 2022 your place today and pay the £50 registration fee. You can choose to join the Bateria or Dance.

Bateria and General Dance Alas – All Costumes Provided
Your registration fee will cover your costume hire for the Bateria and all Dance Alas, except the Passista Ala who will parade in their own costumes

No experience needed to dance at Carnival
You do not need to have the experience to participate in Carnival this year. We will be running classes to get you up to speed, so sign up today.

Let’ get back to the songs we will be playing at Notting Hill Carnival 2022.

Mocidade “Sonha não custo nada” (1992) learning tools and links


Link to play the song on YouTube with Lyrics in Portuguese

Mocidade “Sonha não custo nada” (1992) Tamborim line


Link to play the tamborim link on YouTube

English translation to download – “Sonha não custo nada”

Here is a link to a Googledoc of the lyrics of “Sonha não custo nada” in Portuguese and the English

LSS Exaltação learning tools and links


Link to play the song on YouTube with Lyrics in Portuguese

LSS Exaltação Tamborim line video


Here is a link to the tamborim line dots and video page

Mocidade “Salve a Mocidade” learning tools and links


Link to play the song on YouTube with Lyrics in Portuguese

Mocidade “Salve a Mocidade” Tamborim line


Link to play the tamborim link on YouTube

Mocidade “O Quinto Império: de Portugal Ao Brasil, Uma Utopia Na História” (2008) learning tools and links


Link to play the song on YouTube with Lyrics in Portuguese

Here is a link to printer friendly page to view and print the lyrics in Portuguese.

Mocidade “O Quinto Império: de Portugal Ao Brasil, Uma Utopia Na História” (2008) Tamborim line


Link to play the tamborim link on YouTube

LSS Bateria Tamborim enredo YouTube playlist 2022

Below is a link to the LSS Tamborim lines for NHC 2022. This Playlist will give you all the info you need to prepare in advance for the carnival.
Link to play the LSS Tamborim lines for NHC 2022 playlist on YouTube

LSS Bateria and Dance Breaks YouTube playlist 2022

Below is a link to the LSS Bateria playing the 2022 Dance Breaks routine. This video will be very useful for both Bateria and dancers to learn the material in advance.
Link to play the Dance Breaks playlist on YouTube

Running order of dance breaks 2022

Below is a list of the six breaks that make up the 2022 London School of Samba dance breaks set.  You can click on each of the links to view the video of the break.

  1. “Rock” break
  2. “Red card” break
  3. Telescope” break
  4. “Claw” break
  5. “Bebe” break
  6. “Diamond” break

Donate to help LSS at NHC 2022

Support the London School of Samba by donating money to help fund Notting Hill Carnival 2022

Support the London School of Samba at Notting Hill Carnival 2022. We didn’t get any Arts Council funding but are dreaming big on a small budget, so the school is looking for donations.
Every little helps, and thank you for supporting the London School of Samba carnival 2020. Link below:

Contact the London School of Samba

You can contact the London School of Samba if you need any more information about carnival 2022.  Our goal this year is to make it a massive party and celebrate the rich history of the London School of Samba parading at Notting Hill Carnival.  We look forward to welcoming you to the LSS family at carnival.

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