Samba tells a story…

Here is a story from the London School of Samba and how Samba tells a story, of the origins and daily lives of a people. It is myth. It is legend. It is a way of life. Samba is beauty. Samba is sadness. Samba is suffering. Samba is hope. Samba is history… ....

Video: Founding LSS Member Alan Hayman

 Founding London School of Samba Member Alan Hayman Carlinhos da Cuica.  A fantastic video of London School of Samba founding member Alan Hayman. The instruments and music in this video speak for themselves.  Alan has a vivid memory of how LSS began and one excerpt...

Official Carnvial 2010 T-shirt

The London School of Samba limited edition Carnival T-shirts.  Printed on  high quality Continental brand T-shirts. 100% combed cotton, and ‘on body’ fit. Available in three colours: Black, White, or Green.  Womens styles come in two different styles;...

Video: The LSS Session | Bateria

 The London School of Samba Session | Bateria Breaks Here is a great video from years ago showing some of the Bateria Breaks that the London School of Samba Bateria used to play.  For more videos from the same session check the link...

What is Samba?

Samba is both a type of music and dance originating from the rhythms and traditions brought to Brazil by African slaves. It encompasses a range of styles, from the fast samba (batucada) played and danced in the Rio Carnival, to the funkier samba reggae favoured in...