Bristol Samba bandThe African Sambistas are a performance group of samba drummers and dancers who are based in Bristol.

The dance is based on African, samba and body percussion. The performances are about the energy between the drummers, dancers and the audience. We are well known for getting people dancing!

African Sambistas are available to lead drumming and dance workshops, performances, parades and processions at festivals, carnivals, parties, schools, public, private, and corporate events, both large or small,  in-door or out-door.

We hold weekly drum and dance practice sessions on Wednesday evenings in Bristol. Beginners are welcome. Details via the events listing.

All events are listed in our Facebook group  and on the google calendar.

For further information please call Rachel on  or email

We are also on twitter and youtube.