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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.


Shambala time!

Bristol Samba and Shambala Festival - a match made in Utopia! Catch us busking around site, running a dance workshop on Saturday and, of course, getting all Avant Garden in the carnival parade! We can't wait ...


A fantastic night for an excellent cause! Come and see us - oh, and Mankala, The Itinerants, Sambazinhas - at The Fiddlers, Saturday 4th August! Full details here.

Avast ye swabs, it's Harbour Festival time!

YARRR! Bristol Samba will be returning to The Louisiana this Sunday, 22nd July as part of Bristol Harbour Festival 2018 - our timbers are shivering and we're ready to shake our booty! We'll be performing at 5pm ... full details here!

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