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Book Sambayabamba for a Glaswegian musical melting pot that has raised the roof around Scotland, the UK, and across Europe. This is a real fun band for festivals, parades, flash mobs and special events.

SambaYaBamba is one of the most unusual experiments in live dance music Britain has to offer. Taking the instruments of Brazilian percussion, they smash their way up through everything from drum and bass, hip hop, old school funk, via ska, breakbeat, bhangra…whilst not forgetting where it all started – the most infectious Brazilian rhythms on the planet.

SambaYaBamba is an exuberant outfit with a heavy-weight live act including a thunderous 25 piece bateria, stomping brass section and two Scottish MCs for good measure. Fusion is what SambaYaBamba does best, with typical Glaswegian flair – and rest assured they will stop at nothing to keep their crowds bouncing and in no doubt they’ve experienced a band unlike any other.

“And I have found a new favourite in the search for a Scottish anthem. The brass section and drummers of SambaYaBamba delivered a stunning rendition of the theme tune from Scotsport.” 
Tom Shields, The Herald

Expect to find yourself at a SambaYaBamba gig being happy, sweaty, messy, and jumping about like a maniac as they deliver an energetic treat with live percussion and brass.

If you need your event to kick off with a bang, SambaYaBamba is the band to do it and a guaranteed party starter. They are also quite fond of keeping a surprise or two up their sleeves as well…

With 12 years of varied gigs and events under their belt, they know how to make a crowd rock. SambaYaBamba put in regular appearances across Europe and are regulars at the Coburg Samba Festival in Germany, the largest annual samba meeting outside of Brazil.

They are also kept busy in Scotland, playing everything from Tarbert and Jura Music Festivals, Knockengorroch World Music Ceilidh, Hydro Connect festival, as well as pleasing the crowd at events for the Scottish Football Association, and at Murrayfield, to name but a few.

“Sambayabamba were the most popular act. They were just incredible. You just wanted them to go on and on. They were just phenomenal.”
Dunfermline Children’s Gala chairperson, Liane Horder

“the most innovative and striking World album of the week- and no doubt, for many, many weeks to come.”

“I’ve been listening to Sambayabamba and I think it’s great. Having lived in Brazil, I always found the thing missing from non-Brazilian percussion groups was swing. But you guys have got it, no question….” 
Gerald Seligman, General Director, WOMEX

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