Viramundo Brazilian Samba band

The UKs most dynamic and authentic Brazilian Band, Dancers and Show

Viramundo Brazilian Carnival band and dancers

Lively 6 to 8 piece authentic Brazilan Samba band, with gorgeous Brazilian female singer Elis Angela and optional Brazilian Carnival Samba dancers.

Suitable for Brazilian Carnivals, festivals, launches and parties, also for carnival processions, and background music at events, award ceremonies, weddings and receptions.

Based in London, England, 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 4 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. High-profile engagements include the 2016 Olympics, 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. A smaller line up of the band is also available, see here

Brazilian Rhythms played:

Samba, samba-reggae, lambada, bossa, axe, sambatucada, forrao, pagode, Brazilian funk, levada, bossa, and they can also play some Salsa/LatinJazz and some covers of English pop songs.

They can bring 2 or more gorgeous female dancers and/or male as well 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 & 2016 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 always flying in for major sporting events.

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

Watch some Viramundo videos (click centre of screen to start):

Please get in touch to discuss the band with us:

email us on or call the Salsa Direct office on:
(UK +44) 01992-447007 / 07956-395018