Our course for beginners course started on 7th March but it's not too late to join our free taster sessions!

It was the announcement that many people had been waiting for!  Kent's premier Samba Band is opening up to new beginners with a 6-month course designed to get you started within an exciting yet supportive environment whilst also giving you the opportunity to play alongside more experienced players.

When & Where?

We rehearse every Wednesday from 7.30-10pm at Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood. Beginners start off rehearsing separately and then are slowly integrated into the main band as skills and confidence increase.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - just a willingness to have a go.

the whole of march IS FREE!

Come along once a week at no cost anytime during March to see if samba is for you before joining the band in April once you're as addicted as we all are.  Instruments and other equipment will be provided.

Anyone from 12-112yrs welcome. Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Bloco Fogo is one of the biggest and most versatile samba bands
in Kent and the South East.


We are available for gigs, parties, corporate events and school workshops across Kent, the UK and Europe, to entertain you with our vibrant Brazilian carnival drumming and colourful costumes.


Take a look at our blog to see some of the events we have enjoyed drumming at this past year.

Gig bookings in UK and Europe

For a community band, we have travelled far and wide to perform at all sorts of gigs and events across the UK, from summer fêtes in Surrey and bonfire parades in Sussex to the Thames Festival and the Lord Mayor’s Show in London, and even further afield to Cleethorpes Carnival, Jersey, Ireland, Germany and Nijmegen in Holland. 

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a HUGE thank you for Bloco Fogo’s incredible support yesterday . . . We’ve honestly never had a cheer station quite like it. The team and I are all still in awe of just how amazing you were.
— Sarah, Great Ormond Street Hospital Support, Brighton Marathon