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Samba Bom is a Midwest-based music and dance ensemble that plays authentic Brazilian music at schools, night clubs, wineries, festivals, and private events.

The group plays a unique mix of Brazilian popular music styles, including: Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Olodum, Forro, Chorinho, among others the Batucada is an exciting, all-percussive jam session that brings any audience to its feet to dance along with the group - just like Carnaval festivities in Rio de Janeiro.

We also can provide workshops and residencies in Brazilian percussion, dance and/or Brazilian culture. Additional musicians and Brazilian dancers with authentic costumes can be added to the performances to transform your event with a taste of tropical Brazil.

Contact Name: Moacyr Marchini
1929 Mitchell Place, St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: 314-477-6226
Phone 2: 312-585-7775
Performance Fee Range: $300-$5000
Technical Requirements:

For live music shows: Preferably a stage and a PA sound system. Upon request, the group can provide the sound system.
For Brazilian percussion workshops: A room that will allow loud drums.
For Brazilian dance workshops: Preferably a room with a dance floor.

Availability: Available most of the year, but availability must be checked with the artists.
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Marimba Sol de Chiapas marimba band has been sharing the magical music of the Mexican Marimba with audiences of all ages in a variety of local, national, and international venues for more than 30 years. Sol is committed to the authentic performance practice and spirit of the marimba heard throughout Mesoamerica, including regional folkloric and popular music from Mexico, Guatemala, and other Latin American traditions. Musical offerings include concert performances and festival appearances, and Sol's mesmerizing "Passport to Fiesta!: A Festival of Traditional Mexican Music and Dance" is a collaborative celebration of the captivating world of Mexican folkloric music and dance. Dedicated to community as well as art, Sol is proud to offer bilingual (Spanish/English) arts education programming, master classes, lecture/workshops, and residencies, and Sol is School Touring Qualified under the auspices of Kansas City Young Audiences (see separate listing).

Contact Name: John Currey
P.O. Box 22536, Kansas City, MO 64113-0536
Phone: 816-225-3888
Performance Fee Range: $750-$8,500
Technical Requirements:

A minimum (approximately) 15' wide by 8' deep, level hard-surfaced space with appropriate lighting and access for wide instruments. Please contact for set-up, sound support and technical needs.

Availability: Year-round
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