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Welcome! We are Sambanova – a group of over 20 musicians based in Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland.
We play Afro-Brasilian Reggae and Samba Batucada music. We are now in our 12th year, and it promises to be our most successful to date. Formed originally by Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance fame to encourage local interest and involvement in Afro-Brasilian and Batucada rhythmic traditions, the band has performed all over the country from festivals to parades to the huge Halloween extravaganza in Dublin.

International Samba Festival in Belturbet

Sambanova BelturbetIn April 2003 the group were involved the creation of an international Samba festival in Belturbet, combining Capoeira and dance workshops, musical performance and cinema which helped to cement Belturbet's reputation as a centre for the arts in County Cavan. The festival was a massive success drawing thousands to the town over the weekend.

Sambanova are always looking for new members and encourage EVERYONE to give it a try. You don’t have to be a professional musician to play samba. It’s all about fun and participation! Rehearsals are held every Wednesday evening at the Goods Store in the Railway station, Belturbet, Co, Cavan.

Interested in joining?

If you are interesting in joining the band or wish to book us for an event check us out on facebook:!/groups/329164320034


Phil: 087 9135426

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