Barulho are a leading Brighton based samba band. With a unique style and presence, we bring any event to life with our infectious drumming, funky beats and spectacular performances.

Blending Afro-Cuban and South American roots with samba reggae, funk, hip hop and drum & bass, our passion for sound is guaranteed to get you dancing and lift your spirits. We have performed at countless events, from festivals and clubs to private and community celebrations, both nationally and internationally, including: Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Playgroup Festival, Westend Festival Glasgow, Wroclaw Non Stop Festival in Poland and Brighton Pride.

From Barulho Chic for weddings or formal events, to our Carnival Bizarre, a troupe of eccentrically-attired troubadours made for festivals, we pride ourselves on creating visually stunning costumes which turn any gig into an extraordinary experience. We’re high energy, but low maintenance. Fully acoustic, we can set up quickly for static or mobile events.

If you’d like to be kept updated on the dates of our open sessions, from which we sometimes recruit new members, or to hear about upcoming gigs, please join the website’s mailing list, or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Burning of the Clocks 2012

gig bookings

email (the best way): Robin at info.barulho@gmail.com
phone: Chris on 07812 185760 (if you leave a message, please give as many details as possible about the gig, including contact phone and email)
We work with you to create exactly the right vibe for your particular event - whether street party, club night, parade or festival. Contact us with your dates, location etc, and we’ll be in touch.

open sessions

We run open sessions every few months in Brighton for wannabe sambistas. No previous experience is needed – just a sense of rhythm and the ability to pick things up quickly. To be kept informed about our next open session, please sign up on our mailing list.

gig updates

If you’d like to be kept updated as to when and where Barulho are playing, keep an eye on the upcoming gigs page, or follow our Facebook or Twitter page.