Barulho are a Samba Reggae Funk band based in Brighton. We blend Afro-Cuban and South American traditional forms with contemporary funk, hip hop and drum & bass.

Formed in 2000, 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.

We pride ourselves on creating visually stunning costumes which turn any gig into an extraordinary experience: from Barulho Chic for weddings or formal events, to our Arts Council-funded Carnival Bizarre, a troupe of eccentrically-attired troubadours.

We bring any event to life with our infectious drumming, funky beats and spectacular performances – fully acoustic, we can set up quickly for static or mobile events. Get in touch and book us today!


To find out about Barulho's upcoming gigs, please see the list below, or follow our Facebook or Instagram pages. If you’d like to be kept updated on the dates of our open sessions, from which we sometimes recruit new members, please join the website’s mailing list.


Trans Pride, Brighton


Brighton Pride


Crowborough Bonfire parade


Nevill Bonfire parade


Burning of the Clocks 2012

gig bookings

email (the best way): Wednesday or Emily at, phone: Emily on 07835 864571 (if you leave a message, please give as many details as possible about the gig, including contact phone and email).

We'll 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.

upcoming gigs

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 Instagram or TikTok pages.