About Sol Samba

Sol Samba drummers posing in front of the samba mobile

Formed in the summer of 1999, Sol Samba is a Brazilian percussion and dance group based in Oxford.

As a community group, our aim is to inspire people with the beauty and power of authentic Brazilian carnival music and dance, and to encourage people who have never performed publicly to get on their feet and be part of it.

We are passionate about celebrating and expressing the culture of Brazilian carnival. We hope we can inspire hundreds more local people over the coming years.

Maracatu dancers at the Streets Alive event in Slough
Maracatu dancers at the Streets Alive event in Slough

Our current repertoire focuses on the laid back grooves of samba reggae that hail from Salvador. In the past, we have also played Rio samba, maracatu, afoxê, afro-samba, samba duro, batucada and baião. We are always looking to expand and change our material, taking influences both from within the band and from external teachers.

For more information you can contact us.