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Brazilian: Central Samba – Samba Band | UK

Central Samba are the UK’s premier Brazilian samba band and guarantee a thrilling night of Latin rhythm, dance and song.

Based on the traditional groups to be found in the clubs and bars of Rio de Janeiro’s Lapa district, Central Samba brings together all the elements of great samba; irresistibly pulsating percussion grooves, sensuous harmonies, the unmistakable sound of guitar, cavaquinho and horns evoking long, hot Rio nights, and above all the fabulous voice and stage presence of singer Leandra “a genuine vocal treasure”.

Brazilian dancers Geovane and Gladys work closely with Central Samba to create a perfect evening for any Brazilian-themed event; although you’ll love to just watch their fabulous dancing, it’s really about getting involved, so, with a relaxed and informal dance class suitable for all ages, abilities and levels of enthusiasm, they’ll get everyone into the swing of the samba.

Central Samba, with Geovane and Gladys, have honed their show not only through numerous private and corporate events but through nearly three years of their ongoing weekly residency at Guanabara, London’s premier Brazilian nightclub. Playing every week to a packed house – and a packed dance floor – they’re a highly experienced and totally professional class act.

To complement a Brazilian – or samba-themed event, they can also provide other services including a Brazilian-themed DJ, themed DVDs for projection and smaller reception music groups suitable for beginning the evening, drawing on members of the full band.

Standard Length of Performance:

2 x 1 hour sets.


“Central Samba was an absolute joy to work with, they had a complete understanding of the event and what the clients wanted and got the entire marquee on their feet. Their enthusiasm and energy was unfailing and their choice of songs suited the event perfectly.”
– Alastair Currie Event Solutions

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