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Rhythms of the City
Rhythms of the City is a stomping samba bateria (street percussion band), the beating heart of the F-ire Collective, where teachers, professionals and students learn and play alongside one another. Together with star singers, dancers, horn section and guitars, the band presents a variety of Afro-Brazilian styles inlcuding samba, samba-reggae, maracatú plus its own unique and revolutionary developments in samba-funk, samba-hip-hop and even salsa!
It performs in various size from 5 to 50 people as appropriate to the events at which it appears. These have included in the past: Notting Hill Carnival, WOMAD, Respect, Fruitstock, Coin Street, Rhythmsticks, Thames and Islington festivals, Cargo, Carnaval del Pueblo, Pride, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Twickenham...