Samba Meu is a Twin Cities-based acoustic Brazilian music ensemble led by vocalist Karen Quiroz with master World Music percussionist Tim O’Keefe, and David Martin on acoustic guitar and electric bass. Samba Meu brings you the best in Brazilian contemporary and roots music for dancing and listening. Karen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Minnesota Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. With this grant she will be hosting a series of Rodas, music parties featuring roots music and social dance from various regions of Brazil. Acoustic Brazilian roots and pop.