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Joana Ministro Bossa Samba Group

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About Joana Ministro Bossa Samba Group

Joana's Samba Group takes you on an exotic trip to Rio's samba mixed with the romantic Bossa Nova. An experience that you won't forget!
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The Joana Ministro Samba Group is a Brazilian music project that plays styles such as Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro, and MPB. This vibrant ensemble brings the warm sounds and tropical rhythms of Brazil to its audience. This Samba Group is able to offer a different ensemble and set, according to the atmosphere of your event. Whether it is a more intimate and romantic setting, or an energetic and flirtatious one, we are as refreshing as a caipirinha! Joana Ministro Samba Group is eager to please and to provide a lively and warm-hearted performance. Joana Ministro is a portuguese singer and songwriter that specialises in brazilian music. She is currently based in London after graduating from BIMM Institute. Her influences come from various Brazilian and Jazz singers. During Joana's set you can hear a range of compositions from João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Dorival Caymmi, Toquinho, Djavan, Rogê, amongst others.

Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Samba
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Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Bossa Nova & Samba
Mas que Nada
Agua de Beber
One Note Samba
Girl from Ipanema
No more Blues
Aguas de Marco
So Danco Samba
O Pato
Flor de Lis
Trem das Onze
Coisinha do Pai
No meu Rio de Fevereiro
A Nivel De…
Canto de Ossanha
Regra Tres
Ver o Mar
Rosa Morena
Suingue de Samba
Falsa Baiana
Isto aqui, o que e
Essa moça ta diferente
Nao Deixe o Samba Morrer
Eu vim da Bahia
Ela Desatinou
Pra que discutir com madame
So vai de Camarote
Remedio pro Veneno
Tiro ao Alvaro
The Island
Voce ja foi a Bahia
E Luxo So
Se eu Soubesse
E Preciso Perdoar
Retrato em Preto e Branco
Minha Palhoca
Apaga o Fogo Mané
Sei la a Vida tem sempre Razão
Deixa pra La
Deixa Acontecer
Meu Poeta
Amiga da Minha Mulher
O Calhembeque
Veja bem meu bem
Sorri, Sou Rei
A Voz
Don’t go Yet
Smooth Operator
Ain’t no sunshine
Use me
Just the two of us
Billie Jean
Nature Boy
Sunday Morning
Wearing Out My Shoes
I Wanna Be Like You
Really Love
Feel Like Makin’ Love
You don't know what Love Is
Blame it on my Youth
There will never be another you
It could happen to you
I remember you
My Funny Valentine
Body and Soul
They can't take that away from me
You'd be so nice to come home to
I get along without you very well
Old Devil Moon
Love walked in
Night and Day
East of the Sun
But Not for Me
Everything happens to me
Under a Blanket of Blue
Fly me to the Moon
Come fly with Me
After You've Gone
Just Friends
All of me
Bye bye Blackbird
In a Mellow Tone
What is this thing called love
-We are able to include pop/jazz tunes in our Brazilian set, and also accept requests.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The spirited, romantic and exotic vibe that we are able to convey during our performances. We are always able to provide an unforgettable show, where guests praise our energy.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Dorival Caymmi, Toquinho, Djavan, Rogê, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond, Dexter Gordon...

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Trio: Vocals + Guitar/Cavaquinho + Percussions We also offer the possibility of a Duo or Quartet: Duo: Vocals + Guitar/Cavaquinho Quartet: Vocals + Guitar/Cavaquinho + Percussions/Drum kit + Bass. For more options please contact us to discuss further details.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be as flexible as we can, ensuring that your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We have a selection of the best Brazilian music to keep the mood going between our sets. This service is free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before our performance. As soon as the PA is set up, we can provide a free playlist to help set the mood and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We want you to be happy, and to also ensure that your guests are enjoying themselves and having an amazing time. Therefore, we are happy to discuss the songs on the set list prior to the event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is based on individual amplifiers, which can be used in an intimate setting for up to 50 people. For bigger events please contact us to discuss further details.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to take most song requests for free. However, depending on the song requested and its complexity, we might add an additional cost.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£599
Up to 2 hours£749
Up to 3 hours£899


From customers:

Vanessa P
1 year ago

This lovely trio performed on the hotel's terrace in the afternoon, during our afternoon tea service. The weather was not great. However, this trio managed to bring some sort of warmness and happiness to our guests, some of our guests even sang along to some of the songs. Everyone agreed it was a delightful afternoon and they had a lot of fun and felt pleasantly relaxed while listening to the music. We will definitely hire them again when they are in Portugal.