Global Grooves was founded almost two decades ago because of a shared love of percussive playing between our three lead directors, Leon, Eraldo and Holly. When Adriana danced on over to join us from Brazil a short time later, it was clear a crackling spark was starting to light a much bigger fire. Since Global Grooves was founded in 2003, we have always strived to share good vibes and energy, and exchange skills and ideas through all of our workshops and performances. We welcome anyone with a passion and interest in Carnival arts to join our movement, learning and sharing and growing together.
Global Grooves loves to collaborate, and we are always exploring new opportunities for performances and skills-building. Our lead artist team have studied and performed all over the world, and want to bring that learning into the bloco for everyone to benefit from. There will be opportunities for members of all levels of experience to perform with Global Grooves after participating in the bloco classes; just bring your enthusiasm and patience as you develop your performance skills and confidence, and trust the process of coming along every week.
Through weekly classes in percussion, dance, or horns/melody, you’ll be amazed at how all three art forms come together to create something so unique and special. This brand new bloco project at the Vale is your chance to immerse yourself in all that good stuff, bringing your own energy and good intentions to the mix to help us grow this special community as it finds a new home at The Vale.