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If you’re looking for an exotic carnival atmosphere at your party or special event, there is nothing quite like Samba drumming to get the party going.
An exotic melting-pot of cultures in the ever-expanding cities of South America gives us the Samba sound. In its energising riffs and rhythms, Hispanic Europe meets Africa with indigenous South American Indian influences thrown in for good measure.
A complex musical fusion rooted in geography and history
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The ancient musical culture of Spain and Portugal, dominated by Moorish influences and effectively cut off from Northern Europe by The Pyrenees, developed to an extent in isolation, and it was this music that the conquistadores brought with them as they ‘discovered’ South America. Later, slaves transported from Hispanic colonies in Africa introduced remnants of their respective cultures to the New World, and over countless generations the resulting musical cross-fertilisation gave rise to the emergence of a new popular musical identity which in Brazil eventually developed into Samba.
There are many different sub-genres of Samba continually evolving all over Latin America, and indeed across the world, as the popular impact of this unique music has in recent years been little short of meteoric.
Samba music can be performed on a wide variety of instruments, with the preponderance of percussion a key factor in its unique sound. In a typical samba troupe, melody and harmony is generally provided by a mixture of string, wind and brass against a prominent rhythm section comprised of anything from cowbells and bongos to tambourines and whistles. It’s an ordered cacophony of busy street-sounds to set the pulses racing and the hips gyrating.
As elsewhere, here in the UK full samba troupes are fairly large (ten or more performers) when compared with bands from other musical genres, although scaled-down groupings can be equally effective in smaller venues. The emphasis is strongly on interaction with their audience, and many outfits can showcase colourfully-costumed dancers to add a spectacular visual element to their performance. This all makes for a captivating entertainment focal point, a brilliant wow-factor centrepiece for a wedding reception, a birthday party or any other festive occasion.
Simply brilliant music for weddings, birthday parties and other celebrations
Such has been its success over recent years, both domestically and globally, that Brazilian Samba can claim to represent the very essence and soul of South American popular culture as a whole. From an entertainment point of view, its joyous evocation of a carnival atmosphere combined with its sheer danceability make Samba a splendid and highly effective musical accompaniment to a wedding celebration, birthday party or similar social or corporate events.
If you want to introduce an exciting Rio carnival flavour to your celebration event and generate a vibrant atmosphere of joyous, interactive fun, Brazilian Samba Band would be right up your street. You and your guests can dance the night away to the infectious life-affirming sounds of Latin America after dark.