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Rhythms

Rhythms

Samba
This is basically Samba Batucada with extended breaks. Our classic number.

Samba Harry
This is a great opening piece, loud and upbeat.

Samba George
Who’s George? A slow and sexy rhythm, move your hips and get into the swing.

Samba Reggae
A popular generic mix used by Paul Simon.

Samba Felix
Named after our esteemed teacher. One to grind your hips to!

Samba De Roda (means “in a round”)
This relates to the oldest and most African rhythms. Watch how the Tamborims and Repeniques and Caixas vie for attention at the front.

Carnival Samba
Basic Batucada – played by the Rio Samba Schools.

Beast
A furious piece that will have you stamping and shouting for more.

Bakeruda
Based on a Batucada taught to us by a Brazilian Maestro. This has been renamed after a beloved member of the band died from cancer. May Tony Baker live on in this rhythm.

Thrash
As it sounds, loud and exciting. Composed by our very own maestro – James.

Birthday Funk
See what you make of it – best played short and sharp.

Baion
Another slow rhythm to get your arse shaking. From the North Eastern Brazilian state of Bahia.

Jungle
It really feels like it too. Listen out for the unusual sounds and mix of percussion. A London School of Samba piece we learned for Notting Hill.

Cacophony
Our own fond piece, often used as a starter to get you all moving.

Diamantina
Sparkling piece with melodic overtones. Shimmy on down.

Olliephunk
A piece brought to the band by Ollie Gibbs with a really catchy surdo line.

Flame
Street Heat’s newest piece, learnt in 2012 and named ‘Flame’ as a tribute to the London Olympics.

Amazon

Developed by the band members, Amazon is a spirited and melodic piece.  The introduction is unusual as it starts with the agogo bells and chocalhos who burst out from the band to have some fun interacting with the audience.

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