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webpage updated: Sun 21 Jul 2024

2007 Paraiso Carnival

Paraiso focusses on carnival. Most of our activities throughout the year - samba dance classes and percussion workshops, events, costume making and carnival arts workshops, and educational projects - are related to preparing for the best possible parade at Notting Hill.

Although dance and percussion form a big part of what we do, there are lots of other activities - float design & construction, sound systems, helping with organisation...and just socialising. If you are interested in participating please contact us or just come along to one of our events.

Every year we have a new theme which covers our activities and carnival parade. A theme song (Samba Enredo) is written each year which is played and sung throughout the carnival.

We follow the tradition of Rio Carnival - we incorporate all the main elements of a Rio Carnival parade in the Sambadrome. Ours is a little smaller - we parade with a total of 250 in costume whereas in Rio samba schools in the Grupo Especial parade with up to 4,000!

How to join us for carnival 2024

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Paraiso School of Samba is a Registered Charity number 1113593 and a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in England and Wales number 5676918.
Paraiso Samba Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paraiso School of Samba and is registered in England and Wales number 5732752.
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