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.


Bank Holiday news

If you're thinking of joining our dance classes, that's great! You can find out all the info by clicking 'Join Us' on the left. Please note that we won't be having practices on the two upcoming Bank Holidays though (1st and 29th May). For your samba fix on 1st May, come and see us perform at Redland May fair instead! ;)

Parading for St Patrick

We'll be taking part in the annual St Patrick's Day parade in St George again this Sunday 19th March, but this year it's going the opposite way to usual! We'll be leaving the City Academy in Russell Town Avenue at 1pm and making our way to Brook's Hall, St Patrick's where there'll be an afternoon of music and entertainment. Entry to the party is £5 for adults, £3 for children (and kids under 5 are free!), but you can just come along for the procession if you like!

Bristol Samba support The Joe Strummer Foundation

Fancy supporting an excellent cause? So do we! Come along to The Oxford Pub in Totterdown this Saturday, 11th March, as we'll be joining a tip-top line up of acts giving their time to raise funds for the Joe Strummer Foundation, a charity supporting social mobility through music. Check out all the details here! We'll be playing around 8.30pm, then staying on to shake a tail feather to The Itinerants - a band containing several members of Bristol Samba :) Also on the bill are The Disbands, Immigrant Swing and Mako and the Hawk. Entry is free but please give generously - this is for charity!

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