Viramundo – the best in Brazilian music and dance from the best band of it’s kind in the UK.

Voted BEST MUSICAL BAND IN BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS 2013 & 2011

Paul has gathered together a glittering array of top International performers in the last 15 years or so. Working with Viramundo for many years percussion player XAVIER OSMIR (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the wonderful vocals of ELISANGELA MAHOGANY an established performer in both Europe & Brazil.  The dynamic Brazilian rhythm section of drummer FABIO BOSCO and bassist MATHEUS NOVA. Rio born Flute & Sax player MARCELO ANDRADE complete the line up.

The band provides the best in original, authentic Brazilian dance music and, combined with the Viramundo Dancers, present a visually stunning show; full of colour, energy, sensuality and, above all a contagious spirit that makes even the shyest jump out of his seat and join in the fun.

The band has played at a wide range of festivals, functions and clubs in Europe and beyond since it was formed in 1991 including: Gran Gran Fiesta, Henley Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Sidmouth International Folk Festival.Top Hotel functions at the Hilton, Carlton, Hyatt Carlton, Grosvenor and Savoy hotels.

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Viramundo have performed at Benefit concerts for Friends of the Earth, Save the Children, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Task Brazil. The band appear regularly at Latin Clubs in the UK (Bahia, Bar Tiempo, Bass Clef, HQ, 100 Club, Salsa, Havana, Cuba and many others) and are popular on the University circuit with performances at Cambridge and Oxford University Balls. Viramundo also perform for corporate functions for companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Oxford University Press etc……

UK Television appearances include “Good Morning” Breakfast Television, The Big Breakfast and London Tonight. Viramundo have provided music and appeared for Sainsbury’s Meals to go advertising campaign and featured on Singapore TV. Internationally the band have played in France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark & Singapore. Viramundo played for the Bahrain Formula 1 event in 2012 & provided entertainment for the Brazilian national football team games.

Viramundo were very proud to be called to play for MADONNA when VERSACE organised a party for the launch of the film Evita in London in December 1996. And when MICK JAGGER wanted a Brazilian band for his birthday a few years ago, the first band to be called was Viramundo.

Viramundo can augment to include sax, trombone, trumpet or full horn section. The Group’s most stunning performances are with their own dance troupe, the Viramundo Dancers: featuring spectacular Carnival Samba costumes, sensual mulata dancers, Capoeira (Brazilian Acrobatic Martial Art Dance), Lambada, Afro-Brazilian Dance, Brazilian North Eastern Folkloric dances and much more.

The band have recorded 3 CD’s Pra Dancar, Tribal & Real Sounds of Brazil on their own label & Paul Rumbol used all the members of the band to release his solo CD in 2013 “Reflections”. Band members have recorded with such diverse artists as Basement Jaxx, Alcione, Carmel, Airto Moreira, Stevie Winwood, Mica Paris, Da Lata & Ed Motta to name but a few.

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Set list / Repertoire

Samba
Magalenha
Mas Que Nada
Carolina
Batucada Surgiu (The Beat)
Balança Pema
Aquarela Do Brasil
Celebration (Samba de Janeiro)
Videgal
Coisinha Do Pai
Vou Festejar
Zé Do Caroço
Linha De Passe
Samba do Sol
Partido Alto
Aquele Abraço
Falsa Baiana
Canta Brasil
Timoneiro
Tristeza
Isso Aqui Ioio
Mulata Assanhada
Estatutos De Gafiieira
É Hoje
Zazueira
Samba De Flora
A Voz Do Morro
Dança Do Bole Bole
Argumento
Madalena
É Luxo Só
Kid Cavaquinho
Sonho Meu
O Que É, O Que É
Brasil Pandeiro
Brasileirinho
Ela Nāo Gosta De Mim
Vai Lá Vai Lá
Aviāo
Trem Das Onze

Lambada/Axé/Zouk/Afro
Toda Menina Baiana
Chica Chica Boom
Couche
Ziriguidum
Soy Loco Por Ti America
Porto Seguro
Vida
Luz
Largadinho
Depois que O Ilê Passar
Grande Sorte (Poeira)
Negrume Da Noite
Chorando Se Foi
Rapunzel
Preta
Alegria Geral
Suingue Da Cor
Liberar Geral

Other Brazilian
Pais Tropical
Fio Maravilha
Taj Mahal
Ole Ole
Ai Se Eu Te Pego
A Namorada
Descobridor Dos 7 Mares
Olhos Coloridos
Maracatu Atômico
Tive Razāo
Bananeira
Odara
Velha Infancia
Sina

Forró
Feira de Mangaio
Andar Com Fé
Morena Tropicana
Casa Forte
Eu Só Quero Um Xodó
Xote Das Meninas
Xote Dos Milagres
Vem Morena
Esperando na Janela

Bossa Nova
Girl From Ipanema
Ondas do Mar
Que Maravilha
Amazonas
A Rā
Wave
Triste
Só Se Acreditar
Corcovado
Berimbau
Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
Desafinado
Você E Eu
Desde Que O Samba É Samba
Só Danço Samba
É Com Esse Que Eu Vou
Chega De Saudade
O Barquinho
Meditacāo
O Morro Nāo Tem Vez (Favela)
Samba De Verāo
Agua De Beber
Rosa Morena
Flor De Lis

Latin
Sway
Despacito
Danza Kuduro
Una Mañana (Morning)
Oye Como Va
Guantanamera
Smooth
Manicero
Bilongo
La Bamba
Tequila
Bamboleo
Soy Loco Por Ti America
Come With Me

Reggae
Mama Africa
No Woman No Cry
Is This Love
3 Little Birds
Get Up Stand Up
Natural Collie

International/Pop
Despacito
Hot Hot Hot
Waka Waka
Valerie
Happy
I Feel Good
Get Lucky
Another Star/Outro Lugar
Sweet Dreams
Aint Nobody
Crazy In Love
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