Reinforcing the role of embracing all tribes, Rock in Rio will bring together Monarco, Martinho da Vila, Jorge Aragão, Alcione, Roberta Sá, Mart'nália and the rapper Criolo to an unprecedented concert in tribute to Brazilian rhythms. Called “Salve o Samba!” (Save the Samba), the concert with João Pimentel’s script closes the Sunset Stage at the opening night of the Rock in Rio 2017, on September 15, with a repertoire carefully selected bringing the pearls of the genre. "This concert shows what Rock in Rio began in 1985 when it led great concerts to a big crowd with very different styles - from Queen to Ivan Lins, to Ney Matogrosso and Elba Ramalho, each with its own style, among other names of Brazilian and international music . The samba rhythm is on the Brazilian national music’s DNA and it couldn’t stay out of the event”, said Zé Ricardo, the artistic director of Sunset.

With a distinctive set design, the concert tells the story of samba under Rock in Rio’s gaze, also bringing the Serrinha Jongo group as a special guest. A Brazilian dance of African origin practiced by the sound of a lot drumbeats, Jongo is considered the grandfather of samba and will help to give life to the show, as well as contextualizing the audience in this universe. "This concert shows what Rock in Rio began in 1985 when it led great concerts to a big crowd with very different styles - from Queen to Ivan Lins, to Ney Matogrosso and Elba Ramalho, each with its own style, among other names of Brazilian and international music. The samba rhythm is on the Brazilian national music’s DNA and it couldn’t stay out of the event”, said Zé Ricardo, the artistic director of Sunset.