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february, 2020

29feb8:00 pm11:30 pm11th Annual Samba Queen and King Contest


Event Details

Samba Fogo presents our 11th Annual Samba Queen Contest!
Saturday, February 29 at Metro Music Hall
Doors open at 8:00 p.m. with live Samba music.
Dance competition begins at 9:00 p.m.

The Samba Queen & King Contest is no ordinary event.
Dancers entertain the crowd as they compete for the title of 2020 Rainha e Rei Do Samba (Queen and King Of Samba), accompanied by live Samba drums!

Samba Fogo will heat up Salt Lake City with this 11th annual event, featuring traditional Brazilian Carnival costumes of bright colors, feathers, sparkling bikinis and sky-high heels for our Queens, and dapper white suits, fedoras and loafers for our “Malandros” or Kings.

The event is open to ages 21 . Cash Bar hosted by Metro Music Hall, serving Caipirinhas (yummy Brazilian cocktail).

THIS IS NOT A SIT-DOWN EVENT. There is live music and dancing for all, all night. It’s a dance party in addition to a dance contest!

Tickets to the Samba Queen Contest are $25 in advance or $30 at the door the night of the event. VIP tables and single VIP tickets are available for $50 – $100 per person. VIP tickets come with cocktail service to your table, a great view of the stage, and VIP treatment. VIP options are limited, so act fast.
To purchase tickets:


NEW THIS YEAR: Group, King, & Semi Pro Divisions!
-Group Contest – group choreography section
-King Contest – Rei Do Samba section
-Semi-Pro Contest – a section for those who are just beginning their samba journey, but want to enter the contest!

And of course, we will crown our 2020 Rainha Do Samba, Princesa do Samba, and Musa do Samba!

The contest is open to all who are aged 21 and up. Costumes are available to rent, and each contestant gets a chance to perform a two-minute solo on stage with a live Brazilian Bateria (drum line)! Guest judges and audience voting determine our 2020 winners.


Our guests this year include:

Amrahu Ibraheem – 3-time National Samba King

Nascimento Gabriella – 2019 Samba Queen and dancer with Portela’s Comissāo de Frente

Angelique Marquand Starks – director of SambAZ and host of the National Samba Queen Competition

Rodson De Jesus – former dancer with Balé Folclórico da Bahia and Dance Brazil and internationally recognized teacher/performer

Lorin Hansen – 2-time Female Malandro Champion and director of Samba Fogo

Aninha Malandro – organizer of the International Samba Congress and Brazilian samba royalty

Everyone is welcome to participate in the workshops, regardless of ability level – these classes are for all genders, all levels.
Workshop Schedule:
– Friday February 28, 6-9pm
– Saturday February 29, 11am-2pm
– Sunday March 1, 11am-2pm
All classes will be held at the SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S.
See for more info!


See for more information


(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Metro Music Hall

615 West 100 South


Samba 663 W 100 S, Suite B-19, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

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