Samba Di Janeiro composed by Airto Moreira/Ramon Zenker. Arranged by Friedhelm Schonfeld. For concert band. Summer Concert/Samba/Catalogue Real Big Band Sound Vol. 2/Catalogue Pop and Swing/Arrangements of Modern Light Music/The 90s. Real Big Band Sound. Recorded on New Wave (ML.311061720). Grade 5. Full set. Duration 2 minutes, 27 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012597030).
The infernal and extremely rhythmical "Samba di Janeiro" was a hit made popular by the group Bellini years ago. A driving and exotic sounding percussion introduction is followed by a most compelling theme that everybody recognises at once and that will make you jump up and dance. The rather quiet, mesmerising, middle part aims to let you catch your breath, but soon that intoxicating rhythm returns and there you go again.