About us

Uwezinho is a percussionist, samba veteran and a traveler in music. He has been drumming since 1999 in various formations and got to know Samba during several stays in Brazil and Europe. In Germany, he founded two still active groups

(Viroumania! and Fogo do Ritmo). Over the years he attended innumerable master classes and workshops, e.g. with Mestre Jonas (Mocidade, Cubango), Mestre Markinhos (Salgueiro) or Mestre Nilo (Portela) to learn and study the authentic Samba Carioca from Rio de Janeiro. In Zurich, he is arranger, samba teacher and one of the musical directors of "Zurich School of Samba" and the percussion group "Preparen Candela".
As a conductor, he regularly leads rehearsals and workshops. Thanks to his big international network he his able to organize events with Samba teachers from Europe and Brazil.


David Libby played West African rhythms, before he moved to Samba Batucada à la Rio de Janeiro. While being in Edinburgh from 1998 onwards, he aquired his Samba skills at "Edinburgh School of Samba". Together with Mat Clements as a lecturer, he was responsible for major company events at the "Where's the One" project. From 2003-2007 he played Surdo and Caixa at "Sambaoelek" in France.

Finally in 2014, David founded "Zurich School of Samba" to warm up the hearts of Zurich with Samba. He has already led several company workshops with teambuilding character in Zurich, among others for a big bank and a fashion label.

dave and uwe playing samba