This is basically Samba Batucada with extended breaks. Our classic number.
This is a great opening piece, loud and upbeat.
Who’s George? A slow and sexy rhythm, move your hips and get into the swing.
A popular generic mix used by Paul Simon.
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.
Basic Batucada – played by the Rio Samba Schools.
A furious piece that will have you stamping and shouting for more.
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.
As it sounds, loud and exciting. Composed by our very own maestro – James.
See what you make of it – best played short and sharp.
Another slow rhythm to get your arse shaking. From the North Eastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
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.
Our own fond piece, often used as a starter to get you all moving.
Sparkling piece with melodic overtones. Shimmy on down.
A piece brought to the band by Ollie Gibbs with a really catchy surdo line.
Street Heat’s newest piece, learnt in 2012 and named ‘Flame’ as a tribute to the London Olympics.
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.