Inspired by the work of our friend Mark Johnson and the "Playing For Change" project, we have created "Samba Da Mudança" (Samba for Change)!
Samba Da Mudança - Los Angeles. We focus on progressive arrangements and rhythms. Especially Grooversity rhythms from Marcus Santos. Of course we also do traditional Rio style samba.
We've performed at the Hollywood Bowl, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion/Los Angeles Music Center, John Anson FORD Amphitheater, Club Nokia, Nokia Theater, HOME Depot Soccer Stadium, LA County Art Museum, participated in the San Fransisco Carnaval, Brazilian Day LA, Santa Barbara Solstice parades, the "TED" convention, CicLaVia, Venice Beach Music festival, Brazilian Carnaval Celebrations, Topanga Earth Day, Long Beach Mardi Gras, Queen Mary, Occupy LA and countless other concerts and events.
We've also paraded and participated at numerous, socially conscious events like: Occupy LA, Greenpeace Rallies, CicLaVia, Numerous Earth Day events, and numerous environmental events.
Ali Lexa is an award winning music producer, arranger, composer, announcer and educator. He has been directing the Mudança project for many years and is currently expanding the project to outreach to at-risk youth and nurturing a festival dance bloco.