Here are some useful websites

Samba in the UK
See what's happening with samba all over the UK.

World samba
For all things samba across the globe!

These sites have really useful links to other sites and information - happy surfing!

Our suppliers

This is a list of some of our suppliers.

One Voice Music - As well as running workshops in Brazilian and Cuban percussion and dance, they are able to offer Raul, Contemporanea and Lecsom instruments by mail order.

‘Bridges To’ Productions - Various videos, including “The Brazilian Pandeiro”. More Brazilian music videos promised.

Knock on Wood - Suppliers of RMV, LP, Contemporanea and Lecsom and Remo samba instruments.

Soar Valley Music - Sell Gope Latin Percussion plus other instruments. Based in Rothley, Leicestershire.

Thanks to:

Our thanks to: Percussionists/tutors; Alison Bown, Matt Clements (Edinburgh School of Samba), Ravin Jayasuriya (One Voice Music), Ant Massey (Sambando mestre), Tess Massey (Sambando), Bosco de Oliveira, Oya (Birmingham), Inner Sense, Dudu Tucci, past and present Sambando members, Soft Touch, Y Theatre and also big thanks to our original partners North West Leicestershire District Council, Kevin Ryan from Charnwood Arts, and to visiting Portugese student Nela from Lisbon for coming up with the name 'Sambando!' when we were all struggling, and to Claire Simpson & Peter Robinson from Mantle Community Arts. Thanks also to BRD (Box Room Design for design, print & web design), Joe at Greenwave for website, Harvey Sharman-Dunn, Haunted by Fame Productions (audio/visuals), Cordelia Records Leicester for CD production; Thanks also go to sambando.leicestershire members Alan Willey for CD design, Colin Gibbs for our logo and to Rosie Denman for other beautiful & inspirational visu als and to all other members for their invaluable contributions! We are also grateful to the many others who have helped us on the way but are not mentioned here.

Photos by: Hollis Photography & Kevin Ryan- Charnwood Arts, Claire Simpson, Mantle Community Arts, Phil Ellis, NWLDC & Richard King, Charnwood Borough Council and various sambando.leicestershire band members


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