Bristol Samba are a community band of drummers and dancers playing and dancing to energetic, exciting, thunderous percussion music rooted in the musical traditions of Brazil, mainly from the Bahia region. The band, supported by our energetic dancers, perform at many celebrations including festivals, parties and events throughout the year, anywhere where we want to make an impression! The irresistible sound from the pulsating rhythms that we play, along with the spectacle of our dancers, is something that always excites, either as a performer or as a spectator.
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.