Originally formed with no other ambition than a Sunday get-together for musicians feeling nostalgia for rodas de samba, it gradually gathered a following of enthusiasts. Roda do Cavaco’s success has taken it to other cities in France and the rest of Europe (Toulouse, Rouen, Brussels, Rome ...)
The pagode style in which Roda do Cavaco composes is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. All the regional capitals have their roda de samba or pagode group. Roda do Cavaco is arguably the flagship of samba in Europe.