About Us

Timbeleza is a percussion group specializing in Brazilian rhythms, from the samba batucada of Rio’s famous Carnaval to the samba reggae and funk-infused Bahian music of the north coast. By bringing the country’s musical traditions to the parks, streets, schools and festivals of Pittsburgh, we aim to invigorate the community and inspire involvement in the city’s Latin music scene. Our group has grown from four energetic members in 2006 to a blossoming batteria of around 15 drummers.

Support Our Trip to Brazil

We have an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise funds for a trip to the birthplace of Samba. We want to take our music to the next level by spending two weeks in Brazil in January 2016, where we will receive instruction from the world's best and immerse ourselves in the culture of the music we perform. Trip highlights for us will be taking workshops with one of Rio's famous samba schools, Salgueiro, and with the Ile Aiye school in Salvador. We will also witness the Carnaval rehearsals and preparations of other big samba groups in Rio and Salvador. When we return, we will incorporate everything we have learned into our shows and recordings so we can share our journey with you. Click here to donate. Thank you!

Join Us

We practice every Sunday from 3-6 pm, with a 3-4 pm slot for new people. For up-to-date info on our practice venue, check out our page on Facebook.

Hear Us

All details of upcoming performances are posted on our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter, or sign up to be on our email circulation list at one of our shows.

Hire Us

Need to liven up a party? For information on hiring Timbeleza for an event, contact us at sambapittsburgh@gmail.com

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