About us

Uwezinho is a percussionist, samba veteran and a traveller 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 Odilon Costa, Mestre Markinhos (Salgueiro) or Mestre Nilo (Portela) to learn and study the authentic Samba Carioca from Rio de Janeiro. During carnaval 2019, he paraded in the Bateria of Alegria da Zona Sul in Rio's famous Sambódromo.

In Zurich, he is arranger, samba teacher and the musical director of "Zurich School of Samba".
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