Author Archives: barak

rotc @ guanabara 26 apr 2014

yes, once again disco fever hits guanabara club with rotc, and with our current selection of cheeezy classics – stayin alive, night fever, september, lets’s groove – dancers samara (red hot pants) and aneta (black hot pants) invite the audience … Continue reading

rotc with mandinga arts @ night of festivals, nottingham 13-14 sept 2013

once more we are back at night of festivals, and again it is old market square, nottingham for 2 days of masquerading intrusions into public space. this time, night of festivals is on tour nottingham, boston, leicester and (…wait for … Continue reading

rotc @ critical mass, london 30 aug 2013

there is a first time for everything, and this was the first time for our high speed mobile samba experiment. 12 musicians on 6 pedicabs (thanks to bugbugs). there were some hairy moments, notably going downhill into the euston underpass.. … Continue reading

rotc with mandinga arts @ thames festival 2004

this was the year things got interesting. we played at this stage by the london eye, then in the night procession: 2 singers (maurizio ravalico and osvaldo chacon)  a 10-piece horn section, percussion (lots), a suite of songs. chan-chan, sandunguera, … Continue reading

rotc @ rollerdisco 30 mar 2013

rollerdisco is our kind of place. mirrorballs, lots of them. even before we hit the specially-constructed-for-us and nicely-tiered stage, the djs were already spinning from our play list. dom and brian sang mainly 70’s and 80’s classics to a mobile … Continue reading

rotc @ guanabara 23 mar 2013

in the yearly cycle of rotc’s music, oct – mar is the time to build new music ready for the summer season. this night was the night of quite a few new things…. a new singer (sylvia) has just joined … Continue reading

rotc @ respect festival launch, plymouth 7 mar 2013

with an explosion of confetti, dancers helga and gabriella descended the staircase to face the gathered crowds, press and tv cameras; accompanied by a budget sized 5-piece rotc, we were in plymouth university to give a colourful sample of what … Continue reading

rotc @ ukcca luton, global carnival showcase 20 feb 2013

big up luton, voted worst town in britain for so many years, still has the biggest UK carnival outside notting hill, placed naturally in what is a perennially rainy may (just in case it got too good) and as a … Continue reading

rotc @ carnival (london and glasgow) 9 feb 2013

saturday night of rio carnival is a special time for our favourite employers guanabara (london) and boteco do brasil (glasgow), and once again we have the honour of rocking their parties. it could be our last time of monopolising UK … Continue reading

rio trip blogs / articles etc…

more extensive reading about our trip here: – barak’s songlines feature – becca’s blog for songlines: part 1 – part 2 – part 3 – noemi writes for: londonjazz.blogspot – one of the articles covering us in rio press: o … Continue reading