Our mission is to present audiences with an authentic Brasilian Carnival and folk art experience. Casa Samba does this through weekly open rehearsals and frequent school and university workshops. Additionally, we maintain a center that works to educate the New Orleans community and the Gulf South region of the rich cultural traditions of Brasil and the similarities which bridge Carnival in Brasil with Mardi Gras in New Orleans emphasizing the importance of their African tradition and influences.
Merging the Afro-Cultures of Carnival in Brasil with New Orleans Afro-Cultures of Carnaval .The acronym C.A.S.A. means Cosmopolitan Amigo Samba Association all about spreading Brasilian culture through all walks of life.
Casa Samba was founded in 1987 by Mestre Curtis Pierre, Bill Lennon, Chuk and Carolyn Barber. On July 21, 1993, Mayor Sidney Bartholomew proclaimed Casa Samba as the first samba school in New Orleans, one the premier cities of Carnival in the world. The group is directed by Mestre Curtis Pierre, Bomani Pierre, Carol Pierre and under the cultural direction of Brasilian master drummer, Jorge “Alabe” Bezerra.