Viramundo Brazilian Samba band
The UKs most dynamic and authentic Brazilian Band, Dancers and Show
Lively 5 to 8 piece authentic Brazilan Samba band, with gorgeous female singer and optional Brazilian Carnival Samba dancers.
Suitable for Brazilian Carnivals, festivals and parties, also for carnival processions, and and background music at events, award ceremonies, weddings and receptions.
Based in London, they play throughout the World, as far as Hong Kong and the Arab Emirates.
Formed in 1989 VIRAMUNDO are Europe`s longest established Brazilian/Latin band.
The band have recorded 3 CD's, been voted Best musical band in The Brazilian Press Awards 2013, and in 2011 received the prestigious Wom@tt Best of British award for pioneering achievements in the United Kingdom presenting African, Caribbean & Latin music & culture.
Viramundo have appeared in & recorded many TV broadcasts over the years & have extensive experience playing festivals, functions & clubs, University Balls & all the top hotels in the UK and have also performed in France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark & Singapore. Recent engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 & entertainment for the Brazilian national football teams games.
Line-up: minimum size: female singer from Rio, guitar/cavaquinho; bass; drum-kit; and conga drums;). Viramundo can add on keyboards, sax, trombone, trumpet or full horn section.
Brazilian Rhythms played:
Samba, samba-reggae, lambada, bossa, axe, sambatucada, forrao, pagode, Brazilian funk, levada, bossa, and they can also play some Salsa/LatinJazz.
They can bring 2 or more gorgeous female dancers and/or male aswell if required.
They have also been chosen to play private functions for such names as Mick Jagger, Madonna & Versace.
For sporting events, they can bring an all-percussion Samba bateria batucada group, and have often drummed up crowd excitement at events such as: the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, Wembley and many other Football Stadiums, Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, The 2012 Olympics, and many more.
Their special optional highlight is the Brazilian Tambourine-juggling show by pandeiro specialist from Rio: Antonio, the icing on the cake! This works both with a stage show and a carnival procession.
For a big gala Brazilian night, you can also add an amazing Capoeira martial art/acrobatic performance for a spectacular show.
Bookings are flying in for events in 2016 tying in with the Olympics in Rio, and if the 2014 World Cup football fever was anything to judge by, they should be fully booked all summer!
A few testimonials
A great big thank you for the help you gave us hiring the band Viramundo for our wedding reception. The band really set the atmosphere and it was the perfect wedding day and that was partly down to Viramundo
John & Esther Haworth, wedding
Viramundo were brilliant, thanks for your help.
Michaela Deasy, Clarke Willmott, corporate event
Thank you so much for the recommendation of the band, they were very well received and everybody thought they were fabulous.
Vassoulla Aristoleous party
Thanks for recommending Viramundo to us for this years festival, the band and dancers were tremendous.
Amanda Hasdell, The Howden Festival
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Please get in touch to discuss the band with us:email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Salsa Direct office on:
(UK +44) 01992-447007 / 07956-395018