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Samba Drumming from Brazil and Cuba Taking bookings for events from 1 June 2021
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Even during these unique times, the sizzling samba rhythms of Brazilian-style street-music are alive and well - in Leicester! Sambando is Leicester's community samba band and if you haven't yet come across this high energy acoustic dance music, we can help you discover exactly how potent samba is in its raw form. We love what we do and love to share it. Sambando brings Latin energy and vibrancy to processions, festivals and celebrations in Leicestershire and beyond. Our loud syncopated rhythms can add energy and spectacle to pretty much any event, indoors or outdoors. We offer a static set of up to 40 minutes, and often are booked to lead parades and processions of up to 1 mile. Although we’re based in and around Leicestershire, we love a road-trip and so if your event is elsewhere in the UK, or even overseas please do get in touch. We’ll do our best to support you. We’re non-profit and so our costs are kept low, starting at under £500 plus travel, and we’re as flexible as possible for charity events – our priority is to just share the joy of samba!

Samba, Brazilian music, Cuban music
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Event types:
Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Song list

Samba Reggae pieces such as:
Dudu's Reggae
Reggae Noel
Classic Samba pieces such as:
Cuban influenced such as:
Palm T
Modern funk influenced such as
Skip to the Bip
Sets tend to be
5-7 pieces
each 5-8 mins
So overall set can run 30-40mins
For processions
we tend to just run
1 extended piece
And then include
additional pieces
as part of
a stage set
We also offer:
open workshops
custom workshops
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Typically 10-20 players depending on availability.

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

Please contact to reconfirm/requote

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

No, sorry. Live percussion only.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 mins

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we like to move and also lead processions of up to 1 mile.

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

We have a standard set. The exact choice of pieces depends on player availability.

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

We do not require PA or lighting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We usually play a standard set.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£395
Up to 2 hours£695
Up to 3 hours£995
Procession10 musicians
Lead procession up to 1 mile
Stage set10 musicians
Stage set up to 40mins


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Nigel B, 1 year ago

We chose Sambando to lead our Pride Parade, having seen them perform before in Leicester on many occasions. Once they started-up, you could hear their powerful Latin rhythms across town! Their raw driving percussion was perfect to herald the parade and to energise both those parading and watching. They were flexible and easy to work with and we really look forward to them being involved with our project moving forward.