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Bloco Fogo plays Brazilian, Cuban and African rhythms
at a wide variety of events across the United Kingdom.

If you want to hire a samba band for an event, are interested in joining the band or booking a drumming workshop, please get in touch with us.

We run popular beginner workshops from November to January in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

Our drummers combine their amazing energy and visual impact to create a riot of colour, movement and infectious rhythms. We play for events of any size - from a minimum of 6 players up to a massive 75 drummers for special events. This makes us one of the largest and most versatile blocos (drumming groups) in the UK.

Our musical directors also lead samba drumming workshops for schools and businesses across the south and help them to set up their own drumming groups.

Since forming in Tunbridge Wells in 2001, the band has grown and developed both musically and in size. In 2006 we established a second Bloco Fogo in Maidstone, Kent which now has almost 40 members.

Bloco Fogo has also established strong links with south east arts companies including Same Sky, Zap Arts and Strange Cargo as well collaborating with the international company Transe Express.

You can also find us on Facebook and YouTube (search for Bloco Fogo) or check out our blog.


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  "We've been booking Bloco Fogo to events for 5 years and each time they just get better and better!!!"
Kim Kaos - Los Kaos

"Bloco Fogo are our samba band of choice. Great costumes, beats and very reliable." John Varah - Same Sky
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