Leeds Samba;

A community that meets to share and perform the samba dance and percussion of Brazil. Samba, made in Leeds.

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Leeds Samba was founded in 2016. Sambistas old & new from across the north of England, these drummers & dancers are unidos em ritmo. We perform Afro-Brazilian carnival arts at festivals, parties, clubs and events.

Samba drumming classes are on Tuesdays at LEEDS DRUM STUDIO, UNIT 2 BUSLINGTHORPE GREEN IND. ESTATE, LS7 2HG. £8.50 per session or £25 paid monthly. Some instruments can be provided.

Dance classes will resume early in 2023; email us to stay in touch. Our escola de samba learns & works together towards a wide variety of events and appearances throughout the year.

Leeds Samba loves to share our passion. Thanks to all the promoters, bookers, events and AUDIENCES! out there making things happen, including; The Brudenell Club, Brighton Pride, Liverpool Brazilica Festival, The London School of Samba, VAMOS! Leeds, Leeds West Indian Carnival, Freedom Mills, Leeds Rhinos, Leeds Triathlon, Light Night Leeds, The Wadrobe Leeds, The Hi-Fi Club, Leeds University, Y Not Festival, Brazilian Carnival @ Belgrave Music Hall, Pontefract Lantern Festival, DJ Lubi, Rugby League World Cup, and all the lovely event organisers out there.

Booking Leeds Samba for your event? Our experienced team is adaptable to your needs. From carnival to club dancefloor, sporting event, workshop, festival or media appearances… udr.leeds@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 2021: WE ARE BACK! Like most performing groups, Leeds Samba had a complete shutdown for over 12 months. Its great to be back!