Who are SambAfriq

We are...

A vibrant drumming group playing a mix of Brazilian styles, including Samba, Samba Reggae, Afoxe, Maracatu, Afro Bloco. Coco and Afro Brasilian drumming/percussion styles. Audiences love to dance to our rhythms and have fun when they hear us play. Come and join us, you'll love the funky sound and you'll love playing with us and having a laugh!

Our community band is run by our members, not for profit. We are based in Chorley, are expertly led by our Musical Director, Emma Marsh, who has had passion and enthusiasm for drumming since the age of 7!

What is Samba?

Samba is a type of music and dance developed from the musical traditions of African slaves in Brasil and characterised by emphasis on the second beat.
In Brazil, Samba refers to the form played by the Baterias of the Samba Schools in Rio and Sao Paulo. Samba originated in the north of Brazil and was radically developed in Rio at the turn of the 20th century.

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