Samba Laranja

Samba Laranja is Syracuse University’s Brazilian Music Ensemble.

Samba Laranja performing in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center (2009)

The ensemble combines voice and percussion to perform several styles of Brazilian music, with an emphasis on samba (from Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval); samba-reggae (from Salvador, Bahia); forró (from Brazil’s northeast); bossa nova; the music of Capoeira; and MPB (Brazilian popular music). This is a non-auditioned group opened to any SU student. Samba Laranja sings in English and Portugese and has recorded several albums available from the SUBookstore and their online store.

Contact: Dr. Elisa M. Dekaney, 315-443-4584 or; or Professor Joshua Dekaney, 315-443-2191 or