David de Hilster

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David de Hilster
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David de Hilster leading the SambaLá drum corp at the Brazilian Beat Festival in Boca Raton Florida 2016
Born (1959-11-13) November 13, 1959 (age 62)
Ann Arbor Michigan
Nationality United States
Occupation Super Computer Research
Years active 23
Known for SambaLá Samba School, worldsamba.org, Brazilian Street Carnaval, Unidos do Mundo, Brazilian Day Los Angeles, Puxador

David de Hilster is founder and president of SambaLá Samba School and samba singer and percussionist from the United States. He is best known for being founder of SambaLá Samba School, Unidos do Mundo 2000 and 2001, and for being the first non-portuguese samba singer to sing in Rio's famed Sambadrome.