The União da Mocidade bateria (bat-er-EE-ya) or percussion band plays authentic Rio-style samba as played by the samba schools (Escolas de Samba) in the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Our members train intensively during the school year to develop the techniques and understanding necessary to play this challenging style of music.

Learning and performing samba is a fantastic way to:

  • Develop co-ordination, memory, rhythm and many musical and performance skills
  • Develop a range of transferable skills such as concentration, discipline, teamwork and leadership
  • Maintain a greater sense of self-confidence, self-awareness, responsibility and self-esteem and raise levels of achievement
  • Meet peers from across London with similar interests and appreciation for other cultures
  • Build community
  • De-stress and have fun!

To learn more about the instruments of the samba batería click here.