Samba in the UK in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Samba in the UK


A community samba group formed in Edgbaston, and offering workshops in samba percussion. Includes their gig history and calendar, with news and contacts.

Carnival Collective

A band based on a samba batteria, with horns and vocals playing an eclectic range of styles live at festivals and events across the UK; with a profile and gig list.

London School of Samba

The UK’s first samba school offers dance, drumming, and costume making workshops, and an education and outreach programme; provides details of their gigs and carnival appearances.


A group of musicians based in Scotland who mix Scottish bagpipes with the rhythms of Brazilian percussion; offers a profile, discography, video and audio clips, and contacts.

One Voice Music

Offers education and training in Brazilian and Cuban percussion and dance for all levels of ability; includes their programme, news, video and photo galleries, and details of their performance team, Edun Ara.

Paraiso School of Samba

Formed to promote authentic Brazilian Samba; includes a guide to their classes and workshops, carnival participation, performance diary, news and contacts.


A Glasgow-based samba troupe; includes details of recordings and gigs, with booking contacts. Also organises regular and bespoke workshops.


Reputedly Europe's largest women's drumming ensemble, based in Glasgow; includes information about their music and recordings, events and gigs, contacts, how to join, and a history.

Sol Samba

A community Brazilian percussion and dance group based in Oxford, dates of classes and performances, news and contacts.

UK & Irish Samba Association

Maintains a listing of Brazilian-inspired percussion, dance, and carnival groups and classes in the British Isles, with a forum, events calendar, and a blog.

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