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Viramundo

In Brief: 

Quoted price is for 6-piece but 10-piece also available. 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music in breaks.

About Viramundo

Supercharged with all the excitement of the Rio carnival, Viramundo are a Latin dance band specialising in Brazilian samba school music with the added bonus of being able to play some gentler acoustic-style bossas and cool Brazilian jazz. For the larger shows, the band get the authentic carnival sound and atmosphere by adding extra percussion, a horn section, flute, mandolin, and the finest Brazilian dancers, and this 10-piece line-up is the one featured on our demo CD, but they also perform as a six-piece group which is perfect for smaller parties such as weddings or private celebrations. This line-up features Brazilian female vocalist Beatriz Silva, backed by piano/keyboards, drums/vocals, percussion/vocals, bass and guitar/cavaquinho/vocals.

Viramundo have appeared on Big Breakfast TV, Good Morning with Richard and Judy, London Tonight, and Talk Sport, and the Viramundo dancers have appeared twice on the BBC's Generation Game, and were also featured on an interactive CD from Peter Gabriel's Real World Company. The band have also played a wide range of engagements including charity balls for Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Target Breast Cancer, Playtex Moonwalk and Task Brasil. Clubs, festivals and other appearances include Henley Regatta, Notting Hill Carnival, Gran-Gran Fiesta, Bar Salsa, Bar Madrid, Bar Tiempo, Bass Clef HQ, The100 Club and numerous university balls and functions at the all the top hotels up and down the country. They played for Madonna when Versace organised a party for the launch of "Evita" in London in December 1996, and when Mick Jagger wanted a Brazilian band for his birthday a few years ago, the band he called first was Viramundo!

Viramundo have their own PA system and normally play three 40-minute sets or two one-hour sets. Like nearly all our bands they can also provide pre-recorded music during their breaks and after the performance has finished at no extra charge. If the dancers are included in the band, they are happy to conduct a dance workshop before the show if requested in advance.

Price from: £1,125

Travel and cost: 

Viramundo are based in London. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"Just a brief note to thank you and all the band for a fantastic evening on Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and thought that Viramundo were excellent. Philippa and I are looking for the next excuse to book you all."
Chris Howell - birthday party - Oxfordshire

"Just wanted to drop you a quick line to express our enormous thanks for playing at our wedding. As you know the vast majority of our guests were professional musicians and huge numbers of them all commented on how fantastic you guys were and where did I come across the band. It was a really important part of the day for Jenny and I and it really couldn't have been any better - it was perfect."
Gerald Gregory - wedding reception - Teeside
 

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Songs List: 


Axé
(Rhythmic Brazilian dance music from Bahia)

Pancadão
Palma da mão
Agora Mexe
Dandalunda
Agachadinho
Desafio
Melo do Tchan
Arerê
Balanço das Ondas
Vem meu Amor
Danca da Mãozinha
Pescaria
Levada Louca
Cada Macaco no seu galho
Leva Eu
Bambolear
Abre a Roda
Peraê
Quebradeira
Gueto
Poeira(Grande Sorte)
Agacha Maê
Quixabeira
Chica chica boom
Agita Bahia
Canibal
Beleza Rara
Perere
Beleza Rara
Desafio

Samba and Pagode
Mas que Nada
Casa de Bamba
Coracão Radiante
Verdade
Vai Lá
Devagar Devagarinho
Malandragem da um tempo
Brasileirinho
Lucidez
O que é
o que é
Enredo do meu samba
Mulheres
O Argumento
Menina da Colina
Madalena do Jucú
Batuque na Cozinha
E Luxo So
O Amanha
E Hoje
Tristeza
Coisinha doi Pai
Explode Coracao
Pega no Ganze
Ilu Aiye
Pixindin
Lambada
Porto Seguro
Dancando Lambada
Chorando se Foi
Vida

Forro (Accordion led Brazilian dance music from the North East of Brazil)
Graziela
Esperando na Janela
Xote das Milagres
Feira de Mangaio
Lembrança de um beijo
Jogo de cintura
Eu quero um xodó
Morena Tropicana

MPB (Brazilian Popular Music)
Palco
Dor de Ressaca
Somos todos iguias
Zanzibar
Aquele Abraço
Aquele Abraço
Seduzir
Capim
Sina
Tô Voltando
Cravo e Canela
Pais Tropical
Vamos Fugir
Cotidiano
Balança Pema
Jack Soul Brasileiro
Magia
Aquarela do Brasil
Fato Consumado
Kid Cavaquinho
Brasil
Tudo Azul
O bebado e a Equilibrista
Maracatú Atomico
Toda Menina Baiana
Sim/Não
Tive Razao
Serrado

Bossa Nova
Girl from Ipanema
Barquinho
Triste
Wave
Corcovado
Desafinado
Mancada
Oceano
Crickets sing for AnaMaria
Vou Deitar e Rolar
Manhã de Carnaval
Bananeira

Salsa, Merengue & Cumbia
El Manisero
Bilongo
Yumbambe
El Carretero
La Vida es un Carnaval
Sopa de Caracol
La Colegiala
Suavemente
La Burrita

Latin Pop
Living la Vida Loca
Hot Hot Hot
Bomba
La Bamba
Tic Tic Tac
Bamboleo
Oye Como Va
Guantanamera
Mambo No 5