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With their roots in street samba and an eye on contemporary Afro-Brazilian drumming, Samba Central present a classic samba performance with traditional drummers.

With visually and sonically stimulating performances, Samba Central will get feet moving and hips shaking! Big bass surdo drums spar with higher-pitched repinique solos – a Brazilian samba experience with a London twist!

Samba Central were highly professional and talented – they made the evening! Nathan, Summer Party at The Renaissance Hotel, London

Samba Central's drummers have traveled the world many times and have performed for the BBC's 'Dragons' Den' and ITV. Their client list includes Citroen, The Queens Club, Amex and Manchester City.

The group are available to play for big events, small events, weddings, champagne receptions with a variety of line-up options to suit any crowd.


The band regularly provide comprehensive interactive sessions for team-building.

The interactive session is normally 45 mins to 1.5 hours and will aim to transform your group into a vibrant samba troupe by the end of the session!

If required, this could be supplemented with a short lecture – a history of samba drumming and a history of the instruments, how the different sections fit together and also on the different types of drumming within Brazil.

Here are a few case studies from the band's previous performances:

Gallup, The Shard, London

Client Brief: We have a high profile client and I’d like to bring you in and use the drumming as a means of a fun way to deliver specific business messages we have been working on.

Delivery: 1.5 hour drumming team building experience at Southwark Cathedral, London. (Right by the clients offices at The Shard)


Central London Bank Drumming

Client Brief: We are looking for 4 to 6 events per month for every one of our new recruits to experience as part of their induction into our company. Are you able to deliver?

Delivery: 1 year of 1 hour events in Central London, each event starting at the same time, closing their day of theory and coaching.

Testimonial: “Thank you so much for all the work you have done with our colleagues!“


Drumming Conference in Saudi Arabia

Client Brief: We have a client in Saudi looking for a high impact, high energy team building experience for their team of upper management and also operational staff on two separate days in Saudi. what can you do for us?

Delivery: 2 x interactive team building experiences for 65 people on each occasion.


Conference in Prague

Client Brief: We need high energy drumming for an information-intensive conference in Prague.

Delivery: Reception drumming to greet guests and guide them to the conference room from their coffee and breakfast. Drumming “stingers” to introduce each new speaker throughout the day.

Interactive drumming sessions on day 2 to fire up the delegates for each theory session.

One grand finale interactive drumming experience with all 100 delegates to close the day on a massive high!

Performance info

Line-up 3 x drums
Performance duration 3 x 20 minute sets

Booking options

Add 3 drummers (6-piece)
Add £740
Add 6 drummers (12-piece)
Add £1845
Team-building sessions
Add PA (suitable for a featured performance by 6 drummers)
Add £460
1 x 45 from 7-piece band (3 drums, vocals, sax, trumpet, guitar)
Add £1895 (PA extra £615)
1 x 45 from 10-piece band (4 drums, 3 vocals, sax, trumpet, guitar)
Add £2695 (PA extra £795)
1 x 45 of Brazilian Fusion Show (drums, sax, guitar, bass, percussion, vocals)
Add £1655

Samba Central Promo Video

Interactive Drum Sessions for Team-Building

Available with Drums, Brass & Vocals

A Felicidade
Aquarela Brasileira
Canto Das Três Raças
É Luxo Só
Eu Só Quero Ser Feliz
Manhã Do Carnaval
Marcha Do Remador
Mas Que Nada
O Que É, O Que É
Partido Alto
Que Bloco É Esse?
Tico Tico No Fubá
Trem Das Onze
Trevas! Luz! A Explosão Do Universo
Trombone De Prata
Vou Festejar

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Thank you for such a great afternoon! Had amazing feedback from everyone, will definitely be recommending you guys!”

Chris, PPL Team Building Day in Soho, June 2019

“Band were great and kept the energy up all day. So many compliments received about them. They were easy to work with and the whole booking process was smooth.”

Rachel, London Pride Parade Flat for, July 2019

“Samba Central were highly professional and talented - they made the evening and were willing to work with the other entertainers to create a spectacle!”

Nathan, Summer Party, The Renaissance Hotel, London, July 2017

“Your performance provided the event with just the right amount of excitement and enthusiasm needed to boost the energy of our spectators. Thank you for your energetic contribution to the event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all! We hope to be able to have you back next year!”

Ace Group

“Your performance provided just the right amount of excitement and enthusiasm needed to boost the energy of our spectators.”

Bettina, Sports Event, London, January 2013

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