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About Olayá

Live music rich in the flavours of Brazil and Latin groove.
Brazilian band

Olayá is a brand new female-led flute and percussion band inspired by Northeastern Brazilian bandas de pifanos (bamboo flutes), with the elemental force of flutes, vocal harmonies, percussion and bass. Olayá’s music is heavily rhythmic and contagiously fun, with quirky arrangements of traditional Brazilian tunes plus original compositions. Olayá’s musicians have long been at the forefront of London’s Brazilian music scene. They have played in festivals and venues internationally with a plethora of artists including Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Alvorada and Antonio Forcione and have appeared on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM and the West End stage.

Olayá's Song list

Luiz Gonzaga – Asa Branca
Eu só quero um xodó – Dominguinhos
O Xote Das Meninas – Luiz Gonzaga
Isso Aqui Tá Bom Demais – Dominguinhos
Esperando na Janela – Gilberto Gil
Danado de bom – Elba Ramalho
Qui Nem Giló – Elba Ramalho
Feira De Mangaio – Sivuca
Forró de Mané Vito – Dominguinhos e Gilberto Gil
Forró do Xenhenhém – Elba Ramalho
Forró do Rei – Trio Virgulino
Feira de Mangaio – Clara Nunes
O Sanfoneiro Só Tocava Isso – Tonico e Tinoco
Te Faço Um Cafuné - Mestrinho
Forro Dois Amigos - Edmilson do Pifano
O Canto da Ema - Joao do Vale
Cascata de Passos - Rachel Hayter
Lamento Sertanejo - Gilberto Gil
Assum Preto - Luiz Gonzaga
Curumim - Djavan
Baiao Destemperado
Minha Jangada - Traditional
Tupy - Carlos Malta
Maça do Rosto - Djavan
Pipoca Moderna - Traditional
Cho Chua - Traditional
Pife Torto - Carlos Malta

Olayá's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1562.50
Up to 3 hours£1718.75
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! We can do an all female trio including two flautists and a singer & percussionist. We can also do quartet without a singer.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free before the performance.

How much time do you need to set up?

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

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we perform acoustically so we can move around freely.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our amplifiers and all sound equipment necessary are indeed included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to learn up to 3 songs free of charge.
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