Sambossa – a brilliant London based 4pc band playing the sounds & rhythms of Brazil.

With music ranging from sultry Bossa Nova & grooving Afro-funk to blistering samba, Sambossa have everything needed to delight both the listener & the dancer. Band members are drawn from the larger ‘VIRAMUNDO’ which is a larger band of 6pc upwards however Sambossa holds an attraction for those seeking great Brazilian music as it works well in smaller venues and for less of a budget.

Guitarist PAUL RUMBOL leads this band as well as being band leader of the celebrated group Viramundo. He also sings & plays the cavquinho (small Brazilian guitar) & and also utilises a guitar synthesiser to bring a full sound to this small line up and enables them to present a very complete & totally unique sound. Paul has been working alongside the most talented Brazilian performers for more than 20 years.

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Sambossa features the unique vocal talents of ELISANGELA MAHOGANY, who brings an originality to some classic Brazilian tunes. Originally from Salvador Bahia, Elisangela’s strong voice, infectious energy & sensational stage presence & experience as both a singer & a professional dancer brings a great dimension to the band.

From Rio the band is fortunate to have the hugely talented MARCELO ANDRADE, who showcases his saxophone & flute styles. Marcelo is an award winning multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He has been working with Sambossa since it’s formation & has a writing partnership with band leader Paul Rumbol.

Completing the quartet is XAVIER OSMIR from São Paulo, Brazil who brings his wonderful percussion & vocal talents. Xavier has been an integral part of the band since the early 1990’s. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, he is also a talented songwriter.

Sambossa is also available as a trio and duo for smaller events/budgets.

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Performance options

Sambossa 3pc

Guitar/Guitar synth, Sax & Singer

Sambossa 3pc Instrumental

Guitar/Guitar synth, Sax, Percussion