Neguinho do Samba

Neguinho do Samba (1954/1955[1] – October 31, 2009), born Antonio Luis Alves de Souza, was a Brazilian percussionist and musician. Samba was the founder of Olodum, an internationally known cultural group based in Salvador, Brazil.[2] Samba, a resident of Pelourinho, was considered to be the "father" of samba reggae in Bahia.[3]

Neguinho do Samba

In 1990, Samba appeared as a musician on Paul Simon's album, The Rhythm of the Saints.[2] In 1996, Olodum appeared in the music video for Michael Jackson's single "They Don't Care About Us".[2]

Neguinho do Samba died of heart failure on October 31, 2009, at the age of 54.[2] Samba was buried in the Jardim da Saudade cemetery in Salvador.[3]


  1. ^ Mery Galanternick (November 9, 2009). "Antonio Luis Alves de Souza, Brazilian Drummer, Dies at 54". New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2013. Mr. de Souza, nicknamed Neguinho do Samba (Little Black Samba Master), was also known for creating the samba reggae, a rhythm that blended the Olodum percussion with Jamaican reggae.
  2. ^ a b c d "Morre Neguinho do Samba, fundador do Olodum". EFE. Universo Online. November 2, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Morre Neguinho do Samba, fundador do Olodum". EFE. G1. November 2, 2009. Archived from the original on November 5, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2009.