Banda71 are an eight-piece band playing samba and other types of Brazilian Music. The aim is to delight audiences with a cross-section of traditional Brazilian music, famous the world over for it’s infectious swing and unique blend of African and European roots.
The reportoire is designed to highlight the wide variety of different styles, instruments and techniques that can be found in the different parts of this vast music obsessed country. You will hear traditional and carnaval favourites and less familiar songs from Bahia, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Para and of course the famous sambas of Rio de Janeiro where we will escort you back in time to the beautiful and much loved 60s and 70s.
If these dance and music styles are new to vocabulary, check out the instruments used in each gig.
Five Surdos, two Repique, three Caixas, two Tamborines, one Agogo, one Ganza, two Congas, two Alfaia, two Xequerê, two Timbas, one Gongue and Triangle, This band’s repertoire is a cacophony of percussion.
Guaranteed to get even the most anti-dancing in the audience up and busting moves. Add three singers and a Cavaquinho and what more do you need.
All the members of the band have studied Brazilian music and many have been active members and driving forces of Glasgow’s bateria SambaYaBamba.
They have had access to many of the best samba directors, players and tutors from Europe and Brazil. Several of the band are members of the pan-European bateria Bloco X based in Germany.
Roddy and Doug have both have played Unidos do Parque Curicica. From 7.30pm, Friday, August 29, £6 at the door.