Welcome to Manchester School of Samba. After you read this, you should hop over there to find out a bit more about us.

  • Manchester School of Samba is Anthony Watt trading as “Manchester School of Samba (click here for office contact details)“. Manchester School of Samba (MSS), the first Samba School in the NW of England, formed in March 1995 to foster the appreciation
    of Brazilian Carnival culture through rhythm, melody, dance and simple costumes.
    MSS have provided an often life enhancing introduction to percussion and dance for hundreds of people as well as an opportunity for some to build on their knowledge and strengths, be inspired and make it part of their life. We currently have 70+
    fully fledged members including dancers and drummers, and
    for special occasions also like to recruit a brass section and puppeteers. We focus on Brazilian Carnival Art forms, and teach rhythms & dances from different parts of Brazil at all levels from beginners to advanced and are open to all people.

Manchester Day by Stephen Cottrill 2019 Image: Stephen Cottrill 2019

  • Every Wednesday we meet at Sacred Trinity Church on the junction of Chapel St and Blackfriars Rd, very close to Manchester City Centre, for a very sociable rehearsal from 7.00 till 9.30p.m.
  • With over a decade’s experience of providing crowd stopping shows, inspirational workshops and courses for schools and colleges, and motivational team building for a range of corporate clients if you are organising a function or event or perhaps want your workforce to enjoy an activity and be brought together as a team, we are sure MSS can help so drop us a line!

54 Responses to About

  1. Amazing pictures!

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  2. msamba,

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You inspire me and I want you to know it. I want to thank you, too for your support of my work. Now, to keep the love going, your task is to write a post sharing your nomination and who nominated you, plus 7 things about yourself and a list of 15 blogs that inspire you. Then don’t forget to tell those blogs that you nominated them (like I am doing now). Keep up your amazing work.

    Thanks for all you do,

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  3. friendlytm says:

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  4. Andy says:

    Thank you for your reblog. I am new to this blogging, not very technical and so still feeling my way a bit-thank you for being my first!

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  5. mountainpat says:

    Thanks so much for your reblog – my first. I am new to blogging – just learning how this corner of the world works. Thanks, again!

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    I have nominated your blog for the Best Moment Award.

    The rules of the award are at


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  7. arjungabriel says:

    Muito obrigada, Thank you so much for re blogging and foloowing. I loved your blog too. Thanks a lot once again

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  8. Thanks for visiting our blog – we love carnival (as you’ve realised 🙂

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  9. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for following my blog!

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  10. imbeatriz says:

    Hi, you followed my blog and i’d like thank you. Are you brazilian?

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  12. Thank you so much for reblogging our post. We really appreciate it! °o°

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  13. leothegeo says:

    Muito obrigado por visitar o meu Blog! Boa sorte com o Samba!

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  14. Thanks for the reblog, and I hope the post made you smile! Your blog certainly brightened up my cold November day! 🙂

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  15. yoga2all says:

    Your blog is wonderful…………..Kabbyik Mitra , Kolkata, India (yoga2all)

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  16. thisluxlife says:

    Thanks for the repost much appreciated!! The Manchester School of Samba sounds amazing hope to see you all performing soon. Best Amanda thisluxlife.com

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  17. steve mol says:

    Just a note to say thanks for the re-blog of my post RAIN, much appreciated. When is the next Manchester Samba Parade? sounds like an ideal photo opportunity.

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  18. Thank you for reblogging “My Trip to San Francisco” and for following imaginenewdesigns. Nice photos on this page! 🙂 The costumes and the bird are wonderfully colorful and interesting.

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  20. BuntyMcC says:

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  21. Jule's Rant says:

    Thanks for the England’s Christmas Markets reblog! I hope you visit again!


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  22. dtkrippene says:

    Thanks for the reblog. Cheers.

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  23. Sartenada says:

    Very nice to read that You love Samba. First photo is gorgeous! In Finland, we have every summer Samba Carnivals:

    Samba Carnaval in Helsinki.


    Have a nice day!

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  24. Rashminotes says:

    You have a great blog! Look forward to reading many of your posts:) Thanks for stopping by mine and the follow!

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  25. zoologymolly says:

    Thank you for the reblog, your blog is wonderful and full of inspiring things so I’m glad you also liked my blog 😀 Looking forward to your future posts!

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  26. p. ray says:

    Very cool site! Will be following you. Peace.

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  27. Nativegrl77 says:

    love this … love samba …dance

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  28. TSS says:

    Thanks for reblogging our articles. And thanks for following us. We appreciate it. We followed you back and look forward to seeing your articles in our reader.

    TSS Admin

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  29. Thank you so much for reposting! I really appreciate it. Definitely following and can’t wait to see your future posts. Your blog is gorgeous, btw and wish you were teaching in Florida :)))

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  30. you’ve been nominated for the Versatile award


  31. You have some really interesting artistic articles on your blog. I am looking forward to the next one!

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  32. colinseddon says:

    Hi Tony,

    Nice to see you on here. Looks like you’re a pretty seasoned blogger. Still trying to get my head around WordPress (Tumblr is so much easier!), but persisting with it. I hope you’re well.
    – Colin. 😊🎶🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁

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  33. colinseddon says:

    Hi Tony,

    Colin here…
    I’m heading up to Manchester on Wednesday to clear my Dad’s house. There are still some samba drums left in the garage and I was wondering if you’d like them for Manchester School of Samba.
    Give me a shout if you’re interested.



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