Welcome to Bristol Samba
AKA Dismaland's Anarcho Samba!

Bristol Samba is a community band of drummers and dancers playing energetic Brazilian-based music for celebrating and dancing. The samba band and dancers perform at festivals, parties and events throughout the year, raising the roof and creating a vibrant atmosphere. Click on the buttons to discover where we'll be performing, how to book the band for your own event, and how to join us. Bristol Samba promotes, supports and develops percussion-based music and related carnival arts, particularly in our local community. The band has been performing for over twenty-five years, since its formation under the name Bristol School of Samba.


Bedminster Lanterns at last!

Not long now until the rescheduled Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade, and we can't wait to get our glitz on to light up the night! Parade starts from North Street at 4.30pm this Saturday, 21st January, so wrap up warm, stick some fairy lights on and come and join the party!

Happy New Year from Bristol Samba!

Wishing a wonderful 2017 to all our samba-loving friends out there! See you at the rescheduled Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade on 21st January!

Lighting up the Night, Bristol Samba style!

2016 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade will be bigger and brighter than ever. We'll be leading the procession on Saturday 10th December, starting outside St Francis Church, North Street 4.30 pm. Among the amazing creations will be some animated lanterns - wonder if they can samba ;-). Street entertainers, musicians and a fireworks finale from 6pm at South Street Park. Can't wait to see you all in BS3!

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