St Peter's School International Day

Wedding gig at Waddesdon Feb 09


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Watford Watford Rainbowtival July 04 with Felicidade No Samba Dance Group (photos Ke Kelly Cantlon)

buka around 1994 - only Bob (foreground still

playing with the band).



Samba-reggae, Samba-Batucada, Maracatu, Baion/Hip-Hop, Ijexa, 6/8, Congo, Samba-Jungle, Mango.


London School of Samba

Maracatu In the UK

Mish Mash Kids!

Hope For Children

Paraiso Samba School

One Voice Music



currently suspended

We do not meet on Bank Holidays

8:00pm -10:00pm at St.Mary's Church, Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 3AF

New members always welcome!

For more info, contact Anne on

01727 839229

Luton St. Patrick's Festival

- Winners 2010

Ijexa - sample MP3 (775kb)

Maracatu Sample MP3 (1mb)

Jungle/Cowpants Sample MP3 (4.8mb)

Sex-Aid (6/8) sample MP3 (599kb)


Sambuka are a community based percussion band who have been exciting audiences and recruiting converts to the delights of afro-brazilian rhythms for 20 years in 2011!

St Mary's where we rehearse

Based at St. Mary's Church, Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead we welcome new people to the band frequently. No experience necessary!

Major performances have included Notting Hill Carnival and London's Thames Festival. We are available to perform at all kinds of functions - even weddings and christenings!

We have a wide range of instruments - so you don't need to bring your own. First time is free! After that its £3 (free for under 16's and students). Workshops run from 8pm to 10pm on Monday's (except Bank Holidays) and Holy Week.

Sambuka are led by Bob Garland. Bob has studied and performed in Brazil several times, including with top samba schools in the Rio Carnival and in Salvador, Bahia.

We also invite top guest teachers along from time to time. Previous teachers include Sam Alexander, Joe Hanson, Dave Willetts, Mestre Mags, Fred Tureka, Beto (Estacio Da Sa).

If you are interested in playing or booking Sambuka, please contact Bob on 01442 384854

or e-mail


St Peter's School International Day

St Peter's School International Day


"It was great to see Sambuka at Tring Midsummer Fun Run once again this year and I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to all the band members who came along to help make the event such a success" RB - The Iain Rennie Hospice".

You and the band made a big impression on Saturday night .... and I thought that you'd like to know that everyone has been raving about your performance ... even dadio said, "it was the band made the evening such a success" so give everyone my thanks .... with luck you'll be available for my next party .... in 2054 - GM (50th Birthday Party on Southwold pier).