The Lions of Batucada are a Portland, Oregon based, Brazilian-styled marching samba ensemble, playing music inspired by the Escolas de Samba in Rio de Janeiro and the Blocos in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Utilizing traditional instruments such as repinique, surdo, caixa, tamborim, chocalo, cuica, pandeiro, agogo, timbal, reco-reco, caixeta, pratos, triangulo, along with occasional vocals, the Lions perform intricate rhythms and melodies that are exciting to hear, and exciting to watch.

The Lions feature costumed and choreographed samba dancers, providing for an exhilarating experience that brings the excitement and happiness of Carnaval to any event.