UK Samba mixes traditional Brazilian rhythms with reggae, dance, swing and drum'n'bass to create a unique blend of infectious carnival rhythms.

Started in 2000, Fine City Samba (formerly Norwich Samba) now has over 50 members of all ages and backgrounds. The band uses a range of percussion instruments that produce the typically exciting sound of the Rio Carnival with a UK twist. The band and its dancers rehearse every Monday evening at Marlpit Community Centre, Norwich where new members are always welcome.

Fine City Samba gives vibrant and exciting performances at local carnivals and events. This summer they can be seen playing an infectious mix of Brazilian rhythms and modern beats at events across East Anglia and beyond. The band is also available for hire at private events and our Musical Directors are available to run workshops for education or team building.

Our rehearsals are now at the Marlpit Community Centre on Monday evenings from 7:30-10:00pm. You are most welcome to come and join us – 16+, no experience necessary, all kit provided – just turn up and have a go or email Martine at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Beginners Course

Join our 6-week course and learn to play drums (and other percussion) with Norfolk’s biggest carnival group.
Workshops held on Monday evenings starting 13th May 2024, 6:30-7:30pm at The Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Road, Norwich NR6 5EG.
Cost: £45 (£30 for unwaged) for 6 week course
Beginners are also welcome to join (or just watch) the main band rehearsal from 7:30-10:00pm
To sign up and get payment details, or for further information, email Martine at [email protected]
No experience necessary, all instruments are provided, age 16+

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